Requesting a Vote by Mail package
Before requesting a Vote by Mail package please read the following:
Voters unable to attend their assigned voting place on General Voting Day have several options:
- You can vote at any district electoral office from when the election is called until 4 p.m. (Pacific time) on General Voting Day (scheduled for May 9, 2017).
- You can vote by mail, by requesting a voting package.
- You can vote at any advance voting location in B.C. between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m (local time), during advance voting (scheduled for April 29 – 30 and May 3 – 6, 2017).
- You can vote at any voting place in B.C. between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. (Pacific time) on General Voting Day, scheduled for Tuesday, May 9, 2017.
Voters may vote by mail (alternative absentee voting) if any of the following conditions apply:
- You expect to be absent from B.C. on General Voting Day.
- You have a physical disability, illness or injury, or your mobility is impaired.
- You will not be able to attend a voting place due to your remote location, weather or another reason beyond your control.
Voting packages within Canada will be sent via Express Post. Packages sent internationally will be sent via courier.
Please include an email address on the request form, as this will be used to provide you with a notification email when the package has been shipped, as well as a tracking number for your package.
- Packages will begin being shipped after March 13, 2017. Packages will be shipped based on the order that the requests were received.
- Vote by mail packages must be requested by 4 p.m. (Pacific time) on General Voting Day (scheduled for May 9, 2017).
- If you receive your package before the election is officially called, do not mark your ballot, sign the certification envelope (B), or post your package until after the election is called. The election is scheduled to be called on April 11.
- It is your responsibility to ensure that your voting package is received by Elections BC between when the election is called and General Voting Day. Packages received by Elections BC before the election is called or after General Voting Day cannot be counted.