General Voting Day for the BC election is almost here.
And just because it’s taking place on Tuesday, May 9, that doesn’t mean you have to wait until then to cast your vote.
Yep, you can do it today.
Since the BC provincial election only happens once every four years, it’s important that you don’t miss out on the opportunity to vote. Remember, this is your chance to vote for the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) that you feel should be elected in your electoral district.
The process of voting on General Voting Day is easy, but it’s just as easy to vote before then. So, we’ve compiled a list of important things to know when it comes to your vote.
Who can vote
To vote you must 18 or older on May 9, a Canadian citizen, and a resident of BC for the past six months.
When to vote
Hundreds of thousands of British Columbians have already voted. There’s one day left of advance voting left:
- Saturday, May 6 from 8 am to 8 pm
Plus General Voting Day:
- Tuesday, May 9 from 8 am to 8 pm
Advance voting is open to all eligible voters, and all advance voting locations are wheelchair accessible.
Where to vote
There are plenty of places to vote in BC. All eligible voters can vote at any open voting place in the province. You can find the dates and venues of voting places by:
- Using Elections BC’s Where to Vote application on their website
- Downloading a list of all the voting places in BC and when they’re open
- Checking on your Where to Vote card that you received in the mail. Your card will have the date and locations for advance voting in your electoral district and your assigned voting place for May 9.
Voting in a district office
You can also vote at any district electoral office until 4 pm on May 9. And you can find a list of district electoral offices on Elections BC’s website.
What to bring
You need to bring ID with you that proves your identity and home address. Your BC driver’s license, BCID, BC Services Card (with photo), or Certificate of Indian Status will work.
Or, you can show two documents, both with your name, and at least one with your address.
Find a list of acceptable IDs here.
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- Everything you need to know to vote in the 2017 BC Election