How to vote and return your mail-in ballot
October 5, 2020
To: All MoveUP Members in BC
General election date for the B.C. provincial election is October 24 but many people have already taken the initiative of requesting a mail-in ballot from Elections BC.
If you would like to request a mail-in ballot, you can do so at elections.bc.ca/ovr.
Here is some important information to note if you are voting by mail-in ballot.
How to vote
If you requested your mail-in ballot prior to October 2, your ballot will contain a blank write-in field. For your vote to count, you must put in either the name of the party (e.g. “BC NDP”) or the name of the candidate running in your electoral district. Do NOT put the name of the party leader unless that party leader is the local candidate for your electoral district.
If you requested your mail-in ballot after October 2, your ballot will contain the information for all the candidates running in your electoral district and you can mark your ballot per the instructions you receive from Elections BC.
Make sure to sign your ballot and put in your date-of-birth information in the appropriate area, and follow the directions to properly seal your ballot in the envelopes provided.
The last day to request a mail-in ballot online is October 17.
For more information, visit Elections BC’s website.
Where to mail or drop off your mail-in ballot
Your completed mail-in ballot can be dropped off in the mail, but be mindful that mail may take several days to arrive at its intended destination. Ballots must be RECEIVED by Elections BC by October 24. It is recommended that you mail in your ballot one week prior.
Additionally, you may also drop off your mail-in ballot at your local voting station, your local electoral district office, or a participating Service BC centre. Visit wheretovote.elections.bc.ca to find a list of areas near you.
For those who wish to vote in-person, advance voting will be available from October 15 to 21 between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on those dates. General election day – your final chance to vote – will be on October 24. For a list of polling stations, visit wheretovote.elections.bc.ca.
Thank you for taking part in the democratic process and making your voice heard. In the days to come, we will send out further reminders and information on the B.C. provincial election
David Black, President
Lori Mayhew & Rysa Kronebusch, Co-chairs, Political Action Committee