British Columbians are reminded they can participate in advance voting Nov. 5, 2014, for the upcoming general local election on Nov. 15, 2014.
Advance voting will take place between from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time at designated voting places in communities throughout B.C. For specific voting place locations, British Columbians are encouraged to contact their local government.
To be eligible to vote, citizens must be:
- 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
- a Canadian citizen;
- a resident of British Columbia for at least six months
- living, or own property, in the jurisdiction where they intend to vote for at least 30 days
- not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in a local election or be otherwise disqualified by law.
Eligible voters do not need to be registered to participate in advance voting. Two pieces of identification are required, showing who the individual is and where they live - one piece of identification must include a signature.
Additional voting opportunities and special voting opportunities may also be available, and individuals are encouraged to contact their local government for information.
General voting day is Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, to elect municipal, regional district, park board, school district, local community commissions and Islands Trust representatives. A list of all registered candidates is available online from CivicInfo BC at: http://www.election2014.civicinfo.bc.ca/2014/index.asp
Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development: http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/elections_home.htm
CivicInfo BC: www.civicinfo.bc.ca/
Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development