Vote, instead of taking it out on signs says RDKB

October 13th, 2022

Election campaigns signs have been vanishing across Areas D and E according to candidates running for office in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB).

“It’s dangerous for democracy to tamper with election signs because of a political or personal disagreement, so these events are taken very seriously.  If you’re not happy about someone who is running for office, don’t take it out on the signs – go and vote,” says RDKB’s Chief Election Officer Anitra Winje.

“To steal or damage an election sign is an offence under the Criminal Code of Canada and the Canada Elections Act, and anyone caught doing so can face charges, including mischief to property or theft under $5000 – which has a maximum penalty of two years in prison.  We urge anyone who has information about these signs being swiped to come forward or notify the RCMP,” adds Winje.

“People need to know about all the candidates who are running in these general local elections and make their choice accordingly – that’s the democratic process.” 

Area D is Rural Grand Forks while Area E is west of the Boundary City.

General voting day to elect RDKB Directors for a four year term commencing November 2022 will take place in Electoral Areas C/Christina Lake, D/Rural Grand Forks and E/West Boundary on Saturday, 15 October from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

To view the persons nominated as candidates and to find out where your nearest polling station is, please visit RDKB Elections and Other Voting



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