The deadline to submit your vote in the electoral reform referendum has been pushed.
Elections BC has moved the cutoff date for receiving ballots from the original date (November 30th) to December 7th, at 4:30 p.m.
“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 reminded to return their completed voter packages as soon as possible so that Elections BC receives them before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 7th.
The deadline to request a voting package, however, is still midnight tonight – Friday, November 23rd.
Here’s how to request a package:
- Online at this website
- Call 1-800-661-8683 before midnight on November 23rd
- Visit a Service BC Centre or Referendum Service Office during regular office hours. Click here for specific locations and hours.
These are the offices in Victoria:
Elections BC (Referendum Service Office)
- When: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Where: 100 – 1112 Fort St
Service BC Office and 24-hour Drop Box
- When: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m
- Where: 403 – 771 Vernon Ave, Gateway Village
You can also submit your completed voter packages at these locations.
- Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming electoral reform referendum in BC
- Canada Post’s country-wide rotating strike begins in Victoria today