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Need a ride to the polling stations? They’ll be free of charge, says BC Transit.

Ten days ahead of General Voting Day in the B.C. 2020 snap election, BC Transit has announced that voters in the Greater Victoria area can ride the bus for free on that day.

Free transit will be available all day on October 24, across all scheduled routes and handyDART services throughout the Victoria Regional Transit System.

This year, due to concerns of COVID-19 transmission, a large portion of the population has decided to cast their ballots by mail.

According to Elections BC, nearly 700,000 people have requested vote-by-mail packages for this election, compared to just 6,500 requests for the same during the entire provincial election in 2017.

For those who wish to cast their ballots in person, click here for a list of where to go vote based on your riding.

All assigned voting places will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. PST on October 24.