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2015 Metro Vancouver Transportation and Transit Plebiscite, Ballot Count Update and Close of Voting Approaches

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2015

VICTORIA – Elections BC has received and screened 698,900 ballot packages or 44.7% of the over 1.56 million voting packages mailed to registered voters in Metro Vancouver since March 16, 2015. See the detailed counts of ballot packages at elections.bc.ca/plebiscite/2015_Plebiscite_Interim_Ballot_Returns.

“Metro Vancouver voters are reminded that the close of voting for the plebiscite is at 8 p.m. this Friday,” says Chief Electoral Officer Keith Archer. “Elections BC or one of our nine Plebiscite Service Offices must receive completed ballot packages before the close of voting.”

Elections BC’s Plebiscite Service Offices are located at:

  • Capilano Mall, North Vancouver
  • Central City Mall, Surrey
  • Chinatown Plaza, Vancouver
  • City Square Shopping Centre, Vancouver
  • Coquitlam Centre, Coquitlam
  • Haney Place Mall, Maple Ridge
  • Lougheed Town Centre, Burnaby
  • Richmond Centre Mall, Richmond
  • Willowbrook Shopping Centre, Langley

Visit elections.bc.ca/plebiscite/where.html or call 1-800-661-8683 for office hours. All Plebiscite Service Offices will close at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015.

After the collection of ballot packages received by the close of voting, Elections BC will continue with screening and verification processes and begin the vote counting. The Chief Electoral Officer will report voting results in late June to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

For more information, visit elections.bc.ca/plebiscite.

Images: Return Envelope C – elections.bc.ca/images/ReturnEnvC-web.jpg
Haney Place Mall Plebiscite Service Office – elections.bc.ca/images/HaneyPlace-web.jpg

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Contact:
Don Main
Communications Manager
Elections BC
Phone: 250-387-1709
Email: Don.Main@elections.bc.ca
Website: elections.bc.ca

Elections BC is an independent, non-partisan Office of the Legislature responsible for administering electoral processes in British Columbia in accordance with the Election Act, Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, Recall and Initiative Act, and Referendum Act.