Thursday, April 18, 2013

Elections 2013

Note About the Vote

Registration deadline April 23

Released by Elections BC


he 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 ballot."

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 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 BC's website.

Candidate nominations close at 1 p.m. (Pacific time) on Friday, April 26, 2013.

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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