Voter Registration Drive Set to Begin
Prince George, B.C. – Elections BC is ramping up its efforts to ensure eligible voters cast a ballot in the provincial election scheduled for May 9, 2017.
Voter registration notices are being sent in the mail province-wide starting today to update the voters list.
“We’re mailing over 1.9 million notices across the province to ask eligible voters to register to vote or update their voter information,” says Keith Archer, B.C.’s Chief Electoral Officer. “Registering to vote is easy online at elections.bc.ca, or by calling 1-800-661-8683.”
The notices will also indicate the new electoral district for each voter. The number of electoral districts has increased by two to 87.
Beginning March 8, Elections BC will begin to actively register voters by setting up in high traffic locations, including malls, community centres and post-secondary campuses.
“We want to ensure the voting process is as accessible as possible,” adds Archer. “Updating the voters list is an important part of that goal.”
Voters registered prior to the election call will receive a Where to Vote Card in the mail, making the voting process much easier. You can register online or by phone up until midnight, April 11, 2017.
Elections BC estimates there are approximately 3.4 million eligible voters in B.C. 3,156,316 were registered as of Feb. 9, 2017.
3,176,455 voters were registered to vote in the 2013 provincial election.