Resources for the 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform

The 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform is being held by mail from October 22 to November 30, 2018. Registered voters will receive a voting package in the mail from Elections BC between October 22 and November 2, 2018. If you are not already registered, phone Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683.

Elections BC wants to ensure that all eligible voters in British Columbia have the information they need to register and vote.

Please use the following resources to inform yourself. These links include videos about how to vote and the basics of the four voting systems.

Facebook: Elections BC

Twitter: @ElectionsBC

Voter’s Guide

Declaration of Election by Acclamation – 2018 General Local Election


I, MEREDITH STARKEY, Chief Election Officer for the Village of Zeballos, do hereby declare, pursuant to section 98 of the Local Government Act, the following candidate(s) elected by acclamation:

Office of Mayor


Office(s) of Councillor





Given under my hand at ZEBALLOS, British Columbia, this 24TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2018.

Meredith Starkey
Chief Election Officer

See PDF here: Declaration of Election by Acclamation

2018 General Local Election – Nomination Period Now Open

Are you interested in running for Mayor, Council or School Board Trustee?

The Nomination Period is now open!

Nomination Packages for the 2018 General Local Election are available for pick up at the Zeballos Village Office 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday or download the PDF version by using the links below.

For Mayor or Council (both documents must be filled out and returned):

For School Board Trustee (both documents must be filled out and returned):

Packages must be returned to the Chief Elections Officer at the Village Office before 4:00 pm on Friday, September 14.

To request a Nomination Package by email, contact us at

Unsure about what running for Local Office is all about? Take a look at these helpful online brochures:

For more information visit or call the Village Office at 250-761-4229.

2018 General Local Election

2018 General Local Election

What you need to know!


All  voting will take place at the Zeballos Village Office, 157 Maquinna Ave, Zeballos BC.

Advanced Voting – 

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 8 am-8 pm
  • October 15 – 19, 2018 from 8:30 am-4:30 pm

General Local Election Voting –

  • Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 8 am – 8 pm

Vote-by-Mail Ballots

Eligible voters can Vote-by-Mail if they are unable to attend the designated voting times.

Here is what you need to do to vote by mail:

  1. Request your Vote-by-Mail Ballot Application from the Village Office or print the document using this link.
  2. Return the completed application to the Village Office by mail, email, fax or in person no later than 4:30 pm on October 1, 2018.
  3. If deemed eligible to vote by mail, a Vote-by-Mail Ballot will be mailed to you. Follow the instructions enclosed in the ballot envelope and mail the ballot to the Village Office before General Election Day on October 20, 2018.

For Vote-by-Mail questions, contact the Village Office at 250-761-4229 or

Interested in running in the election?

The Village of Zeballos will be electing one Mayor, four Councillors and one School Board Trustee. Elected candidates will serve a four year term.

Each potential candidate must be nominated by at least two people who are eligible to vote in Zeballos.

Nomination forms will be available from the Zeballos Village Office starting September 4, 2018 and will need to be returned to the Village Office no later than 4 pm on September 14, 2018. A link to nomination forms will be added here on September 4, 2018.

The following links provide more information for candidates:

Stop by the Village Office to pick up a hard copy of the following brochures:

  • What Every Candidate Needs to Know
  • Thinking About Running for Local Office?
  • General Local Elections 101
  • Voter’s Guide to Local Elections in BC
  • Local Government Candidates Guide
  • School Board Trustee Candidate Guide

Other useful election links: