Enumerators are going door-to-door in Selkirk right now, ensuring the voters list for October’s election is accurate and everyone can have their say by casting a vote.
The City of Selkirk encourages its residents to have their say at all times of year through CitizenVoice, a team of citizens that plays an active role in helping with the planning and delivery of city services, programs and initiatives.
While speaking to you at your door enumerators will ask if you are interested in joining the CitizenVoice team and if you’re interested, all you have to do is provide an email address and complete the registration email when it arrives in your inbox.
City CAO, Duane Nicol said that making citizens aware of CitizenVoice and encouraging their participation during enumeration made both economic and social sense.
“Having the paid enumerators speak to citizens about CitizenVoice while there are already at people’s doorsteps is a pretty cost-effective way of letting people know how they can participate. The conversation is already focused on civic engagement so it’s a perfect time to invite them to be a CitizenVoice panelist” said Nicol.
The City of Selkirk prides itself on being innovative and leading the way when it comes to citizen engagement – CitizenVoice allows residents to help shape not just the city’s future, but their own future as well. Engaging the community in shaping Selkirk’s future is a priority in the city’s Strategic Plan.
Members of CitizenVoice do not attend meetings; you simply participate in online surveys approximately three to four times a year. Every time you complete a survey, you are entered into a prize draw. Surveys are approximately 10 minutes in length.
Please take time to chat with the enumerators and make sure you’re on the voters list – we’re fortunate to live in a democratic country where your vote counts.
For full details on CitizenVoice, click HERE
NOTICE OF ENUMERATION
City of Selkirk
& Lord Selkirk School Division ward 5
Mayor, Councillors and School Board Trustees
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Enumeration of THE City of Selkirk, June 18 – July 8, 2018
Preparing the Voters List
Enumerators will be conducting a door-to-door canvass of all residences and businesses to register every qualified voter in the City of Selkirk for the election on October 24, 2018. Having your name added to the Voters List now will make voting in October much quicker and more convenient.
Enumerators will carry identification
To qualify to vote, a person must be:
- a Canadian citizen
- at least 18 years old as of October 24, 2018
- a resident of Selkirk for at least six months as of October 24, 2018 or
- a registered owner of land in Selkirk for at least six months as of October 24, 2018
Non-resident landowners are eligible to vote for Mayor & Councillors.
Only qualified residents of the city can vote for School Board Trustees.
A maximum of two non-resident property owners, per property, are permitted to vote in a municipal election. To vote, each of these voters must obtain written consent from a majority of the registered land-owners and file this form with the S.E.O. before Sept. 18, 2018. Contact S.E.O. for information.
ALL CITIZENS ARE ASKED FOR THEIR COOPERATION
Application for Personal Security Protection
A voter may apply in writing to the S.E.O.(at the address/email address /fax # below) no later than the end of nominations, September 18, to have his/her name and other personal information omitted or obscured from the voters list in order to protect the voter’s personal security. The application may be submitted in person, by mail, email or fax and must include the voter’s name, address and proof of identity.
Alison Sinclair, S.E.O., City of Selkirk, Sally Cote, S.E.O., LSSD
200 Eaton Ave, Selkirk MB R1A 0W6 205 Mercy Street, Selkirk MB R1A 2C8
Ph: 204-785-4907 Ph: 204-485-3104
Fax: 204-482-5448 Fax: 204-482-3000