Due to the ongoing rotating strikes by the union representing postal workers, the voting period for referendum on electoral reform has been extended.
Elections BC will now accept completed voting packages until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, one week later than originally planned.
“We have worked closely with Canada Post to understand the full impact of rotating strikes on the referendum process,” said chief electoral officer Anton Boegman. “Rotating strikes have impacted accessibility. As a result, we have extended the deadline to ensure that voters are not prevented from participating through no fault of their own.”
Voters are encouraged to return their completed voting package as soon as possible to ensure it is received by Elections BC by the deadline day and to give Elections BC enough time to contact them if their returned package is missing required information.
The deadline to request a voting package remains midnight on Friday, Nov. 23.
Eligible voters can request a package by visiting elections.bc.ca/ovr, by calling 1-800-661-8683 or by visiting a Service BC Centre during office hours (the centre is Kamloops is located in the Kamloops Law Courts building downtown at Columbia Street and Fourth Avenue and is open until 4:30 p.m.
Ballots can be mailed to Elections BC or dropped off the Service BC Centre.