Elections FAQ

Have questions about Metlakatla's Elections for Governing Council? Check out the answers to some of the most common questions below:

Where can I vote?

Polling stations are located in Prince Rupert and Metlakatla. Polling stations will be announced by mail and online.

Who is eligible to vote?

Any member over 18 years old who is on the Metlakatla  registered voters list is eligible to vote—either in person, or by mail in ballot.  For a list of eligible voters, check out the Metlakatla elections website at http://mfn-elections.ca , or stop by the Administrative Offices in Metlakatla

How do I receive a mail-in ballot?

Please contact the Chief Electoral Officer to receive a mail-in ballot. You will receive a ballot by certified post within two weeks of your request.

Who counts the ballots?

Ballots are counted by the Chief Electoral Officer—who is legally required to be a non-member of Metlakatla, as well as hired election officers, and witnessed by candidates and/or their representatives. 

How do I receive election updates?

There are plenty of ways to hear about elections! Be sure to keep an eye on the Metlakatla website - where you can find information on candidates, where polling stations are located, access to the election code, and dates for the election.

You can also find additional information in the community newsletter, and through the impartial Metlakatla elections website—run by the Chief Electoral Officer.  This website also has nomination forms, the electors list,  contact information for the Chief Electoral Officer, and more.

It should be noted that members are responsible for keeping your mailing address and email up to date. In order to receive information on elections and other notices, please provide us your contact information.

Still have questions?

If you have any further questions or concerns, a copy of the Metlakatla Election Code is available to all members on the metlakatla website, or by request from the Metlakatla offices, just call (250) 628 3234.