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2017 Provincial General Election

New Voters

Congratulations on becoming a voter! Whether you’re a new Canadian citizen, just turned 18, or you’ve just never voted before, we’re here to help.

What are we voting for?

Eligible voters in B.C. are voting to elect 87 Members of the Legislative Assembly. Each Member represents an electoral district (also known as a riding or constituency) and has a seat in the provincial Legislature.

After all the votes are counted for each electoral district, the political party that wins the most seats forms the the provincial government. The leader of that party becomes the Premier of B.C.

What to expect when you vote