Advance polls open

Whether you are away on a trip for general voting day, or you just want to get your vote in early, anyone can register for advance voting

  • May. 8, 2013 10:00 a.m.

BY Kaity Brown

Bulletin/Townsman

Advance voting for the upcoming B.C. election is coming to Kimberley from May 8th to May 11th, this Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, before general election day on May 14th, 2013.

Early voting will be held at the Kimberley Centennial Center, 100 4th Ave, Kimberley from 8am to 8pm for those looking to get their vote in sooner than later.

Anyone who wishes to vote early can, as long as they register appropriately as they would register for the general election date.

The registration requirements for voting are:

• To be at least 18 years of age

• To be a certified Canadian Citizen

• To be a resident of the district, which for Kimberley would be Columbia River-Revelstoke

• To have lived in BC for at least 6 months prior to general election day

Proof of the voter’s identity and address has to be presented at the polls when going to register for advance voting. There are 3 options of the information that can be provided, according to the B.C. Elections webpage:

1. One government issued document, either government of B.C. or of Canada, that provides the voter’s name, a photograph and residential address. Some examples are a driver’s licence, a valid passport and a B.C. Identification Card.

2. A government issued Certificate of Indian Status.

3. Two documents that show the voter’s name and residential address. Both must show the voter’s name while only one of the forms of identifications must have the address of the voter.

Advance voting is available for those who can’t vote on the general voting day or for those who would rather vote early for their own convenience. It started first thing this morning, Wednesday May 8th.

For more information about specifics of this B.C. Election please check www.elections.bc.ca.