BC election on May 14

Some general voting information for the May 14 provincial election.

VICTORIA – The election period for British Columbia’s 40th Provincial General Election began on Apr. 16 with the dissolution of the Legislature and the issuance of a writ of election.

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 May 8-11. 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 May 14. All voters can vote at any general voting location in the province.

General voter registration is available until April 23,  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.

For more information about the 40th Provincial General Election, visit the Elections BC website at elections.bc.ca, call toll-free at 1-800-661-8683.

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