Voting is an important part of British Columbia’s democratic process. It is a chance for every eligible person to influence policies that affect them on a daily basis. With only a simple mark on a ballot, voting lets British Columbians decide who will represent them and what their future will look like. The right to vote is protected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and is one of Canada’s most cherished institutions.
B.C. was the first province in Canada to establish fixed election dates. Provincial general elections take place on the second Tuesday in May every four years.