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2017 Provincial General Election

2017 Provincial General Election

Key Dates

From writ day to return day, find out what happened when, and learn about key dates in the 2017 Provincial General Election.

Follow the timeline below.

2017 Provincial General Election Timeline

The 2017 Provincial General Election was held on May 9, 2017.

Writ Day
April 11

Writ Day

The day the election was called. The Chief Electoral Officer and Lieutenant Governor signed and issued 87 writs to each of the province’s district electoral officers, dissolving the Legislature and starting the election period.

Candidate Nominations Close
April 18

Candidate nominations closed

The deadline for candidate nominations was 1 p.m. (Pacific time) on April 18.

Advance Voting
April 29-30, May 3-6

Advance voting

Advance voting was available throughout the province from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (local time) on April 29 and 30, and May 3, 4, 5 and 6. All eligible voters could vote at advance voting, and all advance voting places were wheelchair accessible.

General Voting Day
May 9

General Voting Day

Election Day! Voting was available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Pacific time), and eligible voters could vote at any voting place in B.C. Preliminary results were announced after voting closed.

Final Count
May 22-24

Final count

Absentee ballots were counted and final results announced.

Return Day
May 31

Return Day

The writs of election were returned to the Chief Electoral Officer and a certified report of the individuals elected to serve as Members of the Legislative Assembly was delivered to the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, ending the election period.