Mail Ballot Voting

Mail Ballot Voting

Please note that as we approach General Voting Day, Canada Post delivery of a mail ballot package cannot be guaranteed for applications. Should you wish to pick up your mail ballot package, please complete the form and call 250.746.2508 directly to request pick-up. Packages will continue to be available until Thursday, November 26 at 4:00 p.m.

Due to the global pandemic, and pursuant to Ministerial Order No. 389, all eligible electors of Electoral Area H – North Oyster / Diamond, within the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD), may choose to vote by mail in the 2020 By-Election. In-person polls will also be available with social distancing protocols in place.  

If you are unsure as to whether your name is presently on either the resident or non-resident voters list(s) please contact us to verify this information by calling Legislative Services reception at 250.746.2503 or toll free 1.800.665.3955 during regular office hours. 

It is the responsibility of the person applying to vote by mail ballot to ensure that the mail ballot is received by the Chief Election Officer by 8:00 p.m. on November 28. Canada Post cannot currently guarantee delivery timeframes, so please allow extra time if returning a ballot by mail. Information based on standard mailing dates is provided in the Mail Ballot Voting guidelines document here and should be reviewed prior to proceeding to the on-line application. Applications for mail ballot voting may also be printed from the links below, or arranged by contacting the Mail Ballot Presiding Election Official directly at 250.746.2508, or by email at

Online Application Form

Mail Ballot Voting Instructions

Mail Ballot Voting Qualifications and Declaration

Resident Property Elector Form (200M)

CVRD Non-Resident Property Elector Application / Consent Form

How do I return my mail ballot envelope?

There are several options for returning mail ballot envelopes:

  • Canada Post;
  • Courier; 
  • Drop off at the CVRD main office located at 175 Ingram, Duncan BC, during regular business hours, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding statutory holiday; and
  • Drop off at the CVRD main office in the after-hours drop box outside the front door. 

All completed mail ballots must be received by the Chief Election Officer by Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.