Everything you need to know about how to vote, is available on the Elections BC website.
You are eligible to vote in a provincial election in BC if you are:
- 18 or older
- a Canadian citizen
- a B.C. resident for the past six months
- not disqualified from voting
3 Steps to voting!
Step 1: Register to vote
- You can register in advance until 8pm on April 11, 2017 - online, by mail, phone, fax or in-person. This puts you on the voter's list
- You can also register when you go to vote during the election
Step 2: Decide who to vote for
- Check out the #OurElection Candidate pages for more info
- Attend an All Candidates meeting. Remember to bring your 'How?' sign!
Step 3: Cast your ballot!
What you'll need: Make sure you bring ID and your voting card (to be mailed after April 20) if you registered early. If you are not registered, find out where to vote based on your address. Don't have ID? You can have someone vouch for you.
You can vote:
- During the Advanced Voting* scheduled for April 29 and 30, and May 3, 4, 5 and 6 from 8am to 8pm. (find out where here)
- Check out locations for Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo-North Cowichan ridings.
- On Election Day Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 8am to 8pm. (find out where here)
- At an District Electoral Office
- By mail if you will be away. Request a mail in package here or by calling 1-800-661-8683.
*If you are not able to register before April 11, 2017 you may not be on the voter's list. It's ok! You can still register when you vote! We recommend voting early just in case it takes a bit longer.
Remember, even if you're on the voter's list, you need to bring your ID to vote.
For more information about how, when or where to vote, contact Elections BC. You will find translated voting information here.
Not sure who to vote for?
Learn more about your candidates!
Curious about where you stand with the parties? Find out with Vote Compass.