The Government of British Columbia is encouraging eligible voters to participate in the local government election process and to vote in local communities on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.
To support voters, the Voter’s Guide to Local Elections in British Columbia, is now available online at: http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/elections_home.htm
The guides are available in English, simplified and traditional Chinese, Punjabi, French and for the first time, Farsi and Korean, and answer basic questions eligible voters might have as they prepare to vote including:
• who can vote
• how to register to vote
• voting as a non-resident property elector
• identification required
The guide also covers advance voting. The required advance voting opportunity for the upcoming general local election is Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, and many jurisdictions hold more than one advance voting opportunity.
Sooke has two advance voting dates, November 5 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and November 12 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voting takes place at the Sooke Community Hall.
In addition to being available online, printed voter’s guides are also available through Service BC Centres, and local MLA offices. The voter’s guide is just one of many resources available online.
Important election calendar deadlines and answers to the most commonly asked questions about local government elections are also available by visiting: http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/elections_home.htm
On Saturday, November 15, 2014, voters will elect mayors, councillors, electoral area directors, Islands Trust local trustees, local community and park board commissioners and school trustees.
Election results will be available through the Local Elections 2014 link on the CivicInfo BC website at: www.civicinfo.bc.ca/