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
Provincial general elections are scheduled to occur every four years on the second Tuesday in May. The 2017 Provincial General Election was held on May 9, 2017.
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 closed
The deadline for candidate nominations was 1 p.m. (Pacific time) on April 18.
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
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.
Absentee ballots were counted and final results announced.
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.