Students & Youth
Elections BC supports democratic engagement and civic participation amongst youth through a variety of partnerships and initiatives. Helping youth register to vote and take advantage of their first opportunities to cast a ballot are important priorities for Elections BC.
FAQs for Students
Can I vote?
You can vote in a provincial election if you are:
- 18 or older on General Voting Day
- a Canadian citizen
- a resident of B.C. for the six months before General Voting Day
- registered to vote
Do I need to be registered?
Yes. You can register online here, or call 1-800-661-8683. You can also register when you vote during an election.
What ID do I need?
ID requirements are listed on this page.
I live on campus. What address should I use for voting?
If you are a student, you can register and vote in either the electoral district where you reside while going to school, or the district you usually live in when you’re not at school.
I am from another province, going to school in B.C. Can I vote?
If you meet the voter registration requirements and have been living in B.C. for at least six months before General Voting Day, you are eligible to register and vote in B.C. provincial elections. You must register using the address where you live while attending school.
I’m looking for work. How can I apply to work the election?
Visit the Jobs page of our website, or call Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683 to learn more about opportunities in your area.