General Voting Day for the 2017 Provincial General Election is May 9. You can vote in the 2017 Provincial General Election if you are a Canadian citizen, 18 or older on General Voting Day, and a resident of B.C. for the past six months. Elections BC is here to help you vote. If you have questions, contact Elections BC. An election tool made available by CBC is the Election Compass.
There are lots of ways to vote.
Vote at advance voting
Advance voting is available on April 29 and 30, and May 3, 4, 5 and 6. Advance voting places are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (local time).
All voters can vote at any advance voting place, and all advance voting places are wheelchair accessible.
Vote by mail
Voters can ask for a vote by mail package from now until 4 p.m. on General Voting Day. Packages can be requested using the online form or by calling 1-800-661-8683.
The package will be mailed to you or you can pick it up at a district electoral office.
The completed package must be returned to the district electoral office that issued the package by 8 p.m. (Pacific time) on May 9.
Vote on General Voting Day
General Voting Day is Tuesday, May 9. Voting places will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Pacific time).
Voting is available at any district electoral office from now until 4 p.m. on General Voting Day. You must prove your identity and home address to vote in a provincial election.
1. Show one of these:
- a BC driver’s licence,
- a BC Identification Card (BCID),
- a BC Services Card (with photo),
- a Certificate of Indian Status
2. Show two documents, both with your name and at least one with your current home address.
Preliminary results announced after 8 p.m. Pacific time.
For more information, visit the Elections BC Voter’s Guide.
Juan de Fuca / Langford candidates
In alphabetical order by last name, the candidates for the Langford/Juan de Fuca riding are:
- Scott Burton Libertarian Party
- John Horgan, BC NDP (incumbant)
- William Nelson, Vancouver Island Party
- Cathy Noel, BC Liberal Party
- Brendan Ralfs, B.C. Green Party
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