Tuesday is the big day, with voters heading to the polls to cast their ballots for B.C.’s next governing party.
And Elections BC is reminding you what you’ll need.
Spokesperson Andrew Watson explains what kind of ID to bring.
“[Voters] need ID that proves their current residential address. For many voters that would be your BC Driver’s license, BC ID card or BC Services Card. But you can also bring two documents that have your name, and at least one that has your current residential address. ”
If you don’t have ID, you can still vote. Voters who lack proper ID can have another registered voter who lives in the same riding vouch for them to prove their identity.
And you’re not limited to where you can vote, either.
Watson says registered voters are assigned a voting place on Election Day shown on their voting cards, and that place will likely be quicker and easier.
But he says if you want to go to a different place to vote, you can cast your ballot at any location Tuesday — but there will be extra paperwork to fill out.
If you’re trying to find a voting place, you can do so with Elections BC’s helpful map.
For voters with mobility challenges, Watson says they can vote from home, with help, so long as the ballot makes it back by 8 p.m.
“They can have a friend or family member pick up the vote by mail package from the district office and drop it off for them later in the day.”
Voters are entitled to four consecutive hours free from work to vote, but that doesn’t necessarily mean time off from work. If the polls are open for four hours before or after your shift, that counts, so if you start work at noon, you’ve got the time before your shift to vote.
More than 1,300 voting locations will be open Tuesday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.