The next reign of local leaders are expected to be named Saturday night, as New Hazelton, 2022 municipal election gets underway.
New Hazelton Council is made up of one (1) Mayor and six (6) Councillors, who are elected for a four-year term.
Two candidates are running for Mayor: Robert Henwood is challenging incumbent Gail Lowry
Allan Berg, Braunwyn K Henwood, Jutta Hobenshield, Ray Sturney, Midori M Frisk and Mike Weeber.
Polls are open in New Hazelton from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Where you can vote:
Erwin Stege Community Centre
4633 10th Avenue
Only New Hazelton residents and non-resident property owners are eligible to vote in the Village of Hazelton municipal election.
You are eligible to vote as a resident elector if you are 18 years of age or older on general voting day; are a Canadian citizen; have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before you register to vote; and are a resident of the municipality or electoral area on the day you register to vote.
You are eligible to vote as a non-resident property elector if you are 18 years of age or older on general voting day; are a Canadian citizen; have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before you register to vote; and are the registered owner of real property in the jurisdiction where you intend to vote for at least 30 days immediately before you register to vote.
What to Bring:
You do not need identification to vote if your name is on the list of registered electors. If you are not on the registered electors list, you must present two pieces of identification, one of which displays your signature. For the purposes of voting a combined B.C. Driver’s Licence and B.C. Services card is considered one piece of identification.
If you are unsure whether you are on the list, having identification is recommended.