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BC election campaign officially underway, what you need to know

Last Updated Jun 15, 2017 at 4:15 pm PDT

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What you need to know about voting as the election campaign begins

Remember to register to vote, says Election BC as the writ drops in Victoria

VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – With the official election campaign beginning today, it’s the last day for online and phone voting registration.

Andrew Watson with Elections BC says that means you’ll get a card in the mail telling you where you can vote. “We’ll be sending where to vote cards to registered voters starting around April 19th or 20th that will advise them of their voting opportunities. We do encourage voters to bring that card with them when they vote.”

If you don’t get a card in the mail, don’t worry. “If they don’t get a card voting places and voting opportunities are going to be posted on the Elections BC website and they can also call Elections BC to ask about the voting opportunities in their area. Yesterday, we opened 89 district electoral offices throughout the province for the 87 districts plus some of the larger districts have two.”

If you don’t pre-register, you can still vote on Election Day. In addition, there are six advance voting days, that’s up from four days in 2013. Advance voting is allowed between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can also call the agency at 1.800.661.8683. And remember, you must prove your identity and residential address to receive a ballot.

Advance Voting Days

  • Saturday April 29th
  • Sunday April 30th
  • May 3rd to May 6th