July 9th, 2019
NOTICES and information regarding the upcoming election on October 1st, 2019 can be found below...
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Esquimalt Nation Election Time Line, 2019
June 28th, 2019: Appointment of CEO (90 days prior to election);
July 12th, 2019: Submission of Master Voters List (80 days prior to election);
July 31st, 2019: Posting of Nomination Notice, Election, All Candidates Meeting and Voters List (60 days prior to election);
July 31st, 2019: Mail Nomination Package to off-reserve members
August 15th, 2019: Nomination Meeting (45 days prior to election);
August 21st, 2019: Nominee Filing Deadline (40 days prior to election);
September 19th, 2019: All Candidates Meeting (10 days prior to election);
October 1st, 2019: Election Day
Notice of Referendum - to be held on June 1, 2019
In accordance with section 4.2 of the IRR Regulations C.R.C., c. 957, this notice is provided to the voting members of the Esquimalt Nation that a Referendum will be held for the members to decide how Leadership will be governed. The following question will be asked in the referendum:
Do you want the Chief Councilor position to be elected by members of Esquimalt Nation, or by the 5 newly elected members of Council?
- Option 1 - I want the members of Esquimalt Nation to directly elect the Chief Councilor position.
- Option 2 - I want the 5 members of Council to decide which of them will hold the Chief Councilor position.
Members of the Esquimalt Nation may vote either in person on June 1, 2019, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM at The Esquimalt Nation Long House, 1201 Kosapsum Crescent, Victoria, B.C. or by mail-in ballot.
NOTE: All voters for which we have an address will be sent a mail-in ballot package. Please note that any voter may vote in person or by mail-in ballot.