Thursday, April 18, 2013
Note About the Vote
Registration deadline April 23
Released by Elections BC
election period for British Columbia's 40th Provincial General Election
began today with the dissolution of the Legislature and the issuance of
a writ of election to each of the 85 District Electoral Officers
throughout the province.
"British Columbia has the most accessible voting system in Canada" says
Chief Electoral Officer Keith Archer. "Voting starts now and we're
encouraging voters to take advantage of their opportunities to cast a
Voting at district electoral offices is available from now until 4 p.m.
on General Voting Day, Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
Voters who are going to be out of the province during these four weeks
can ask their District Electoral Officer for a Vote by Mail package.
Advance voting is available from 8 am. to 8 p.m. (local time) on
Wednesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 11, 2013. All advance voting
locations are wheelchair accessible and all voters can vote at any
advance voting location in the province.
General voting is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Pacific time) on
Tuesday, May 14, 2013. All voters can vote at any general voting
location in the province.
General voter registration is available until April 23, 2013 either
online at elections.bc.ca/ovr
or by phone at 1-800-661-8683. Voters can also register when they go to
vote. Voters registered before April 23 will get a Where to Vote card in
the mail before the start of advance voting.
All voters must prove their identity and residential address to get a
ballot. A list of acceptable identification is available on Elections
Candidate nominations close at 1 p.m. (Pacific time) on Friday, April
For more information about the 40th Provincial General Election, visit
the Elections BC website at
call toll-free at 1-800-661-8683, join us on Facebook, follow us on
Twitter, and watch us on YouTube. Look for more information in mailboxes
April 22-26 and in local newspapers throughout the next four weeks.
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