British Columbians go to the polls on Saturday, October 24. However, if you want to vote before then, you certainly can. Advance polls will be open from Thursday, October 15 to Wednesday, October 21, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
You don’t need a special reason to vote at advance voting – it’s an option for all voters.
Note that some advance voting places may not be open on every advance voting day. Find advance voting places and the dates they are open using this list or our Where to Vote app.
Vote on General Voting Day
Saturday, October 24 | 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Pacific time)
Voters have an assigned voting place on General Voting Day. Normally it is faster to vote at your assigned voting place, but you can vote at another voting place if it is more convenient to you.
Find your assigned voting place using this list, our Where to Vote app or your Where to Vote card (look for it in the mail before advance voting starts). Note that the voting places open on advance voting days and General Voting Day may be different.
Vote at a district electoral office
Now until 4 p.m. (Pacific time) on Saturday, October 24
You can vote at any district electoral office in the province from now until 4 p.m. (Pacific time) on October 24. Offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. They will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during advance voting.
See the full list of district electoral offices (PDF).
What should I bring if I vote in person?
- Valid ID that shows your name and home address.
- Your Where to Vote card. Look for it in the mail from Elections BC before advance voting starts. Bringing it with you to the voting place will make voting faster and easier.
- Your own pen or pencil to mark your ballot, if you wish.
- A mask to wear in the voting place, if you wish. We encourage voters to wear a mask when they vote to protect others. You will not be asked to remove your mask to vote. Learn more about voting safely and COVID-19.
Check our Where to Vote app for the voting place nearest you and the dates it will be open.
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