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Mail-in ballots can still be used after today in Victoria’s byelection. Here’s how.


Voters looking to take part in Victoria’s byelection but unsure about doing so in person can still vote using a mail-in ballot package.

The process is a bit of a misnomer at this point, as mail ballots requested after December 4th must be picked up from Victoria City Hall.

They must also be returned before 8 p.m. PST on Saturday, December 12 to be counted.

Voters can request mail ballots by filling out the online form at or by calling 250-361-0571.

Mail ballots can be dropped off at the drop box outside the Pandora Avenue entrance of City Hall, at any advance voting opportunity at Crystal Garden, or any one of the six voting places on General Voting Day.

There are four more in person advance voting opportunities at Crystal Garden (713 Douglas Street)

  • Saturday, December 5, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Monday, December 7, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 8, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 9, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

General Voting Day is on December 12, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the following locations:

  • James Bay, Community School,140 Oswego Street
  • Oaklands Elementary School, 2827 Belmont Avenue
  • Sir James Douglas Elementary School, 401 Moss Street
  • Da Vinci Centre, 195 Bay Street
  • Crystal Garden, 713 Douglas Street*
  • Victoria High School at SJ Willis Education Centre, 923 Topaz Avenue

11 candidates will be listed on the ballot, however two have withdrawn from the race: Jason Heit and Keith Rosenberg.

Tim Ford
Tim Ford
Digital staff writer with Victoria Buzz

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