(PQB News file photo)

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Qualicum Beach voters can cast ballots by mail for May 15 byelection

Town will begin accepting nominations starting March 30 to fill vacant council seat

Eligible voters in the Town of Qualicum Beach will have the option of casting their votes via mail-in ballot for the byelection for a new councillor on May 15.

Town council approved the ministerial order to permit by-mail voting at a special council meeting held on March 24.

The byelection is for one councillor seat that became vacant when Adam Walker resigned after becoming the new MLA for Parksville-Qualicum.

On May 15, in-person voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Civic Centre located at 747 Jones St., Qualicum Beach. Voters can also vote in advance on May 5 and May 12.

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To access a mail ballot, voters can visit the town hall during business hours (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.), Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. They can also go at the town website at https://www.qualicumbeach.com/mail-ballot-request-form

Voters may return mail ballot packages by:

• mail, using the envelope provided;

• in person at town tall, 660 Primrose St., during business hours;

• in person at an advance voting day (May 5 or May 12) at the Civic Centre from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m;

• in person on general voting day (May 15) at the Civic Centre; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The town will begin accepting nominations starting March 30 until April 9 at 4 p.m. Candidate information will be posted after the chief election officers have received nomination papers.

Anyone seeking more information on voting requirements can go online at https://www.qualicumbeach.com/by-election-faq

— NEWS Staff

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