If you won't be in town for the referendum on April 25, 2015 or during any of the advance polls on April 15, 16, 17, 20 and 21, you may still be able to vote by mail. Lake Country is seeking elector assent through a referendum to approve the borrowing of up to $2.6 million for purchasing 50 per cent of the Okanagan Rail Corridor within District boundaries.

Eligible voters (including non-resident property electors (NRPE)) with disabilities, illness or injury that affects their ability to visit a voting location may apply for a mail ballot.

To vote by mail ballot, complete and returntheApplication and Registration to Vote by Mailbefore 4 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015 to the Chief Election Officer.

"Visionary infrastructure investments are key to making our community a better place," says Mayor James Baker, "and acquiring the discontinued rail corridor now is important because multiple government partners mean that our community will benefit from land and future infrastructure that we would not be able to achieve on our own."

Mail ballots will not be sent to those that have registered for a mail ballot package until the first advance voting date on April 15, 2015.

"Qualified electors can download the application and registration form now and send it in to us via email, fax or mail along with copies of two pieces of ID that prove identity and residency at least one piece must contain their signature," says Willene Perez, Deputy Chief Election Officer. "If they are a non-resident property elector, then one person per property can vote if they also submit the NRPE Consent Form containing the signatures of other registered owners on title, and as long as there is not a corporation on title."

Find the forms and more information about the project at lakecountry.bc.ca.

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For more information contact:

Willene Perez, Deputy Chief Election Officer
District of Lake Country
Tel (250) 766-5650 (ext. 203)