Almost 4% of registered voters have already cast their vote in the upcoming BC provincial election, thanks to advance voting across the province.
The latest Elections BC figures show 3,156,991 people are registered to vote, and on the first day of advance voting, a massive 118,270 already did so.
By comparison, in the 2013 election, there were an estimated 3,279,141 eligible voters, and through the whole period of advance voting, just 366,558 did so.
Overall in 2013, only 1,813,912 registered voters actually voted.
Advance voting began on Saturday, April 29, and continues at various locations around the province until Saturday, May 6.
It’s open to all eligible voters, and all advance voting locations are wheelchair accessible. Election Day is on Tuesday, May 9.
Don’t worry if you’re not registered to vote yet, just take ID that proves your identity and home address along with you whenever you vote.
To find a location near you, use Elections BC’s Where to Vote app on their website.
Are you a young British Columbian and eligible to vote in the BC election? We would love to profile you. Email [email protected], subject line: My Future, to find out more.
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