When is the election?
- British Columbia’s 39th provincial general election is Tuesday, May 12, 2009. Voting hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time.
Who can vote?
In order to vote, an individual must:
- Be a Canadian citizen.
- Be 18 or older on the general voting day of the election.
- Be a resident of his or her electoral district.
- Have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the general voting day of the election.
- Be registered as a voter in his or her electoral district or register as such on voting day.
- Not be disqualified from voting by any provisions of the Election Act or any other law.
How do I confirm I am already registered?
- You can confirm your registration online at Elections BC
Do I need to bring identification when I vote?
Yes. Voters must prove their identity and residential address when they go to vote in one of the following ways:
- A government document, issued either by B.C. or by Canada, that contains the voter’s name, photograph and residential address, such as a B.C. driver’s licence or a B.C. Identification Card.
- A Certificate of Indian Status.
- Two documents that contain the voter’s name, at least one of which must also contain the voter’s residential address.
- A qualified person who vouches for the voter. Those vouching for someone must fulfill the requirements described on the Elections BC site.
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