A Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) by-election will take place on Saturday, Oct. 28, to elect a councillor to fill the vacant seat of Andrée Janyk, who passed away last June.
The new councillor will serve a one-year term.
Candidate nomination packages will be available online at www.whistler.ca/candidates and at municipal hall (4325 Blackcomb Way) from August 24.
Nominations will be accepted for 10 days, from 9 a.m. on Sept. 12 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 22.
Chief Election Officer Laurie-Anne Schimek is available by appointment to review nomination packages and answer questions related to the election.
Appointments can be scheduled by email — firstname.lastname@example.org — or by calling municipal hall at 604-932-5535 and asking to speak with the Chief Election Officer.
To cast a ballot in the Whistler by-election, you must be a Canadian citizen and either live in Whistler or own property in Whistler (while living elsewhere in British Columbia).
Residents and property owners are reminded to confirm their eligibility to vote by calling municipal hall.
Voting will be open on Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (polling station details will be confirmed in the coming weeks at www.whistler.ca/election).
Advance voting will be available in person on Wednesday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 21 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Mail-in ballots are available for those with physical disabilities, injuries or illnesses, as well as for those expecting to be absent on all other voting days.
More information will be posted online at www.whistler.ca/election on August 24.