Expect to see this show up in your mail soon
Today is the first official day of voting for BC’s referendum on electoral reform.
Chief Electoral Officer Anton Boegman from Elections BC says over 3 million voting packages have been produced and will be arriving in the mail this week or next.
“One of the main area of preparation for us has been the developing, testing and producing the referendum voting packages,” says Boegman.
“We expect the Interior, Northern BC, Richmond, Vancouver, and Vancouver Island north of the Malahat to receive their voting packages this week,” says Boegman. “Greater Victoria and the rest of the Lower Mainland should receive their packages next week, and we expect package delivery to be complete by November 2.”
Completed packages have to be mailed back by Nov. 30th, but Elections BC say the voting period could be extended if the postal strike causes any issues.
The referendum will determine if BC keeps the current First Past The Post voting system, or change to a form of proportional representation.
Elections BC encourages voters to get informed and vote in the referendum.
Neutral information about the voting systems, short videos and a voter’s guide are available at elections.bc.ca/referendum. CLICK HERE.