Advance polls for the civic elections start Wednesday in most communities.
Vernon’s first advance poll will be at the Schubert Centre from 8 am to 8 pm.
City spokesperson Nick Nilsen says voters have to be at least 18 years old.
“With Vernon elections, as with many elections, there is no need to pre-register. You just show up at the polls, show us a couple pieces of identification, and you’re good to go,” Nilsen tells Beach Radio News.
Nilsen says there is also a category for what is called a non resident property elector.
“If you own property in Vernon for at least 30 days prior to the election, and you’ve been designated by other owners, if more than one person owns the property, then you can do that (vote),” says Nilsen.
Nilsen says they are hoping for a good turnout.
“The big thing is just to get out there and vote. Municipal elections generally don’t have huge turnouts, so literally every person can make a difference.”
Voter turnout in Vernon in the 2014 election was 30 percent
Coldstream and RDNO also have advance polls, both at their respective offices, also from 8 am to 8 pm.
Further advance polls will be held on Oct 17 and 18 before voting day on Oct 20th.
Vernon voting opportunities are 8 am until 8 pm:
Wednesday, October 10, Schubert Centre, 3505 30th Avenue
Wednesday, October 17, City Hall, Council Chambers, 3400 30th Street
Thursday, October 18, City Hall, Council Chambers, 3400 30th Street
Saturday, October 20, Ellison Elementary School, 2400 Fulton Road
Saturday, October 20, Vernon Secondary School, 2100 15th Street
Saturday, October 20, Greater Vernon Recreation Centre, 3310 37th Avenue