Electoral referendum voting deadline extended by a week

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. 

article continues below

“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.

© 2018 Kamloops This Week

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Kamloops This Week welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus
KTW Daily News Alerts
KAMLOOPS WEATHER

Question of the Week POLL

Tell us about your Christmas shopping plans this year.

or  view results

Popular Kamloops This Week

Events Calendar