Get a jump on voting in Kelowna

First of four advance voting polls will be open on Nov. 9 at OC campus and Parkinson Recreation Centre, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The first of four advance voting opportunities begins on Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Kelowna.

Polls will open Wednesday at 8 a.m. at Okanagan College campus on KLO Road and at the Parkinson Recreation Centre on Harvey Avenue. The advance polls will close at 8 p.m.

“We have four advance voting days as well as ten polling stations open on election day,” said chief election officer Karen Needham. “Residents can pick the place and voting day of their choice as polling stations located across the city are open to all eligible voters.”

A second advance poll will be open at Parkinson Recreation Centre on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Also on Nov. 16, staff, students and nearby residents can vote at the UBC Okanagan campus at the Students’ Union Building. Parking is available for voters in lot F.

The advance poll at City Hall will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Wednesday to Friday, Nov. 16 to 18. City Hall will also open for voting on election day, Nov. 19. The City Hall polling station features a voter assist terminal which will provide those with disabilities and other special needs to mark their ballot privately and independently.

For those less mobile, election officials do offer assistance at all polling station, including curbside voting. Special voting opportunities will also be offered at the Kelowna General Hospital and at some special care homes.

Residents of Kelowna for at least 30 days, who are 18 years or older, have lived in BC for at least six months and are Canadian citizens are eligible to vote. Voters need to bring two pieces of ID, at least one with a signature, to the polling station to prove residency and identity.

Election Day is Saturday, Nov. 19. Residents will have 10 voting locations to choose from, including Orchard Park Shopping Centre, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. All other election day voting locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Residents can find a complete list of all candidates, with links to candidates’ websites and campaign statements, on the city’s website at kelowna.ca/election.

 

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