While this fall’s BC election campaign may still be less than a week old, Elections BC is reminding people that this Saturday, September 26, is the final day for people to register by phone or online to vote.
Those who need to register – or update – their information can do so by phone until 8 pm on Saturday, September 26, or online until midnight on Saturday.
Elections BC said that for those planning to cast their vote in person, “registering now will ensure you get a Where to Vote card from Elections BC, and will make the voting process faster when you go to vote.”
Those planning to vote by mail can register and request a vote-by-mail package at the same time.
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Those who miss this weekend’s deadline can still register when voting in person or by mail, although “the process will take longer,” said Elections BC. As well, “you may need to provide photocopies of acceptable ID if voting by mail.”
How to register
To register to vote in British Columbia, you must be 18 years or older by election day, a Canadian citizen, and a BC resident for the past six months, as of election day.
Those who meet these requirements can register:
- By phone at 1-800-661-8683
- By mail, fax, or email by sending this form
- In person at the Elections BC office: 100 – 1112 Fort Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 3K8
- In person when you go to vote (see the ID requirements)
British Columbians head to the polls on Saturday, October 24.