When to vote

General Voting Day is Saturday, October 24. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Pacific time)

Where to vote

You can vote at any voting place in the province on General Voting Day, however normally it is faster to vote at your assigned voting place. Look for your Where to Vote card in the mail from Elections BC, which will tell you your assigned voting place. 

What should I bring if I vote in person?

  • Valid ID that shows your name and home address.
  • Your Where to Vote card. Look for it in the mail from Elections BC before advance voting starts. Bringing it with you to the voting place will make voting faster and easier.
  • Your own pen or pencil to mark your ballot, if you wish.
  • A mask to wear in the voting place, if you wish. We encourage voters to wear a mask when they vote to protect others. You will not be asked to remove your mask to vote.

What you can expect at in-person voting places

All voting places and district electoral offices will have protective measures in place, including:

  • Physical distancing
  • Capacity limits
  • Election officials wearing personal protective equipment (such as masks and face-visors)
  • Protective barriers
  • Hand sanitizing stations
  • Frequent cleaning of voting stations and frequently touched surfaces
  • Election workers trained on safe workplace guidelines and pandemic protocols
  • Voting places will follow the practices outlined in the Elections BC voting place safety plan which includes input provided by WorkSafeBC.

Some familiar voting procedures may be different. For example, you will show your identification without handing it to an election official, and you will make a verbal declaration of your eligibility to vote instead of signing a voting book.


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