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How to vote
Voting on one of the advance poll dates is a good idea.
Election Day is Saturday October 15. To make it as easy as possible to vote, there’s several days when you can vote in advance, including today, Saturday October 1.
An election is like a tug-of-war - your single vote isn’t likely to be decisive, but you’re adding to the strength of your chosen party, making it more likely that they’ll win.
To vote, you need to be a Canadian citizen, and at least 18 years old (on October 15). You need to live in Vancouver, of course. And you need to have lived in BC for at least six months.
What you need to know:
How to fill out the ballot (including some info on deciding who to vote for)
Advance poll dates - Sat Oct 1, Wed Oct 5, Sat Oct 8, Tue Oct 11, or Thu Oct 13
Time - polls open at 8 am and close at 8 pm (you can vote as long as you’re in the lineup at 8 pm)
Where - look up where to vote (you can vote at any polling place; often they’re at community centres)
What you need to bring - your Voter Information Card if you’ve received it, or two pieces of id
Most people vote on Election Day, so that’s when it’ll be busiest. If you vote on one of the advance dates, it’ll be quieter and faster. Most importantly, if you vote on one of the advance dates, there’s no risk that something unexpected on Election Day will prevent you from voting.
Voter turnout in 2018 was less than 40%. Please remind your friends and family to vote! (Feel free to pass along this message.)
[I’m running for city council with Kennedy Stewart and Forward Together - we need more housing - but I’ve tried to keep the above info as factual as possible.]