Advance voters can beat the crush on Election Day

Advance voters can beat the crush on Election Day

Anyone eligible to vote in BC can vote in the advance polls from now until Wednesday, October 21st from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The polling sites open for advance voters are listed by Electoral District and provide the name of the building, the address, and the available dates. There is also a “Where to Vote app” that provides maps and locations.

COVID-19 practices are in place for election staff and voters alike.  Voters are encouraged to take a mask to protect themselves and others. You won’t be asked to remove your mask to vote.  If a mask is a problem you can also wear a scarf or face shield.

You will be standing six feet apart so the lines will seem even longer.  You may want to take a walker or portable chair just in case and it would be a good idea if you are escorting an elderly friend or family member.

Don’t forget your voter card; it will have arrived in the mail.  The election site on the card for election day may not be the same as the sites for advance voting, you will want to check the lists.  Bring some ID with your current address.  Your BC ID or your BC Drivers’ License are your best bet.

Electoral District offices are available for voting any day up to the end of Election Day for eligible voters. You can also obtain a mail in voting package from an Electoral District Office.  Online or Phone requests for mail-in packages are only available until 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 17th.

Stay calm, be safe and vote.

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