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B.C. heading to the polls during pandemic after Horgan calls early election


B.C. is likely to have an early election this fall after Premier John Horgan met with Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin Monday morning.

Election rumours have been swirling for weeks with several provincial cabinet ministers announcing they would not be running.

Those rumours came to a head this past weekend with dozens of press releases sent to media outlets hyping government initiatives and spending.

According to Elections BC, if an election is called today, general voting will take place on October 24, 2020. Advance voting would take place Oct. 16 to Oct. 21, with mail-in ballots available.

Horgan will be holding a press conference at 11 a.m. PST to announce the details of the meeting.

BC’s next provincial election was originally scheduled for October 16, 2021.

Tim Ford
Tim Ford
Digital staff writer with Victoria Buzz

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