UPDATE MAY 17, 2011 http://www.elections.bc.ca/docs/guidebooks/856.pdf
bottom of page 63 and top of page 64
"Candidates are not permitted to be present at any voting location while voting is being conducted — except to vote."
Christy Clark was not permitted to be present at any voting location while voting is being conducted, no exceptions. If she made the deliveries to the other 16 voting locations in the same fashion, then Elections BC should be revisiting their fact finding decision. Elections BC wrote the Guidelines for all Candidates to adhere to.
Riding Map obtained from Elections BC
SNIPPed Bottom, sorrrrry. Trying to conserve space here. Access to the full map is in the link along the top.
I took someone's advice and developed a Google Earth map, without circles, of exactly where the Voting Places were on May 11, 2011 for Vancouver - Point Grey provincial Riding.
There were 3 Voting Places in and around Kitsilano Secondary High School
its not in the Riding of Vancouver - Point Grey. See photo below.
Item #6 is centered along 16th Ave with three great huge areas between #6 and #17, #8, and #3.
Seems odd that Elections BC couldn't find some other schools, churches or community areas to have a provincial Voting Place.
16th Avenue is the Southern Boundary, until the Pacific Spirit Regional Park, and then it goes South.
(2) A voting place must be in the electoral district unless the district electoral officer considers that another location will be more convenient for a majority of the voters.
On the full width Google Earth Maps above:
Advance Voting Place polls pins are Red
General Voting Place Pins are Yellow
Advance voting will be held from Wednesday, May 4 to Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Jericho Hill Centre, 4180 4 Ave W, Vancouver, B.C.
- Kitsilano Community Centre, 2690 Larch St, Vancouver, B.C.
- St. Anselm’s Anglican Church, 5210 University Blvd, Vancouver, B.C.
The question marks on Item # 15 is there because it looks like there's no building, just wide open forested lands on Chancellor Blvd. I used both Google Map and Google Earth to find the address, and, if, voters were being led to the Voting Space by their GPS ......... maybe they never got a chance to vote.
- Bayview Community School, 2251 Collingwood St, Vancouver, B.C.
- General Gordon Elementary School, 2896 6 Ave W, Vancouver, B.C.
- Kitsilano Community Centre, 2690 Larch St, Vancouver, B.C.
- Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, 2325 7 Ave W, Vancouver, B.C.
- Kitsilano Secondary School, 2550 10 Ave W, Vancouver, B.C.
- Lord Byng Secondary School, 3939 16 Ave W, Vancouver, B.C.
- Old Barn Community Centre, 6308 Thunderbird Blvd, Vancouver, B.C.
- Point Grey Community Church, 3512 7 Ave, Vancouver, B.C.
- Queen Mary Elementary School, 2000 Trimble St, Vancouver, B.C.
- St. Augustine’s Church, 2028 7 Ave W, Vancouver, B.C.
- St. James Community Square, 3214 10 Ave W, Vancouver, B.C.
- St. Marks Anglican Church, 1805 Larch St, Vancouver, B.C.
- Steeves Manor, 1985 Wallace St, Vancouver, B.C.
- Student Union Building, 6138 Student Union Mall, Vancouver, B.C.
- University Hill Elementary School, 5395 Chancellor Blvd, Vancouver, B.C.??????
- University Hill Secondary School, 2896 Acadia Rd, Vancouver, B.C.
- West Point Grey United Church, 4595 8 Ave W, Vancouver, B.C.
There's been much talk by Elections BC as to where voters get to cast their ballots. Its been described as a Room within a Building and that the Area surrounding the Building is not the Same as being too close to the Voting Booth area even though it violates the intent of why 100 metres was the benchmark set way back in the dark ages of when the Elections Act was created.
From the Elections Act's Definitions page which includes this Index if you want to read up on the Act:
Division 2 — Arrangements for Voting
Voting areas "voting area" means an area of an electoral district established as a voting area under section 80;
80 (1) The chief electoral officer must establish voting areas for each electoral district.
"include in each voting area no more than 400 voters, as shown on the Provincial list of voters, unless the chief electoral officer considers that including a greater number will facilitate conducting voting proceedings for the voters."
81 (1) So far as reasonably possible, a voting place must be in a convenient location for a majority of the voters and must be easily accessible to individuals who have a physical disability or whose mobility is impaired.
Voting stations "voting station" means a location referred to in section 82 (1);
82 (1) A voting station is a location where an individual may vote at a voting opportunity.
"........................................ no more than 400 voters are assigned to each voting station."
83 (1) For each voting place there must be one or more voting screens.
84 (1) The chief electoral officer must arrange for the preparation of voting books and their delivery to the district electoral officer.
85 (1) A ballot box must be constructed so that ballots can be inserted into it, but cannot be withdrawn unless the box is opened.
86 (1) A ballot must not include any of the following:
(a) an indication that a candidate is holding or has held an elected office;
(b) a candidate's occupation;
(c) an indication of a title, honour, degree or other decoration received or held by a candidate.
Scratch pad on how votes were tallied 128 of 130 and then Whoops!!!!!!! 150 of 167
We know that there were 17 Voting Places during the General Election on Voting Day of May 11, 2011
We also know that there were 3 Voting Places during the Advance Voting.
And then there's the Mail-in Ballots to be counted as well. Which might include those citizens who are incarcerated.
37 ballot boxes not up front and centre?
But the math does work out below if there were three Voting Stations (3 Ballot Boxes) per Advance Voting Space over Four days = 36. The last box is waiting for dated votes delivered by Canada Post.
Advance voting statistics
Advance voting for the Vancouver-Point Grey by-election occurs Wednesday, May 4 to Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Day Total Number of Voters Who Voted at
Advance Voting Locations
Wednesday, May 4 1,101 Thursday, May 5 634 Friday, May 6 583 Saturday, May 7 1,053
Which leaves the 130 boxes being evenly spaced out between 17 Voting Places.
Which equals 7.647058823529412