Voting Arrangements for Flood Affected Areas
Current voting opportunity change advisories:
- Kelowna-Lake Country 017, 018
Holiday Park Resort is no longer available as a general voting place due to flooding. Voting areas 017 and 018 have been reassigned to Winfield Memorial Hall at 10130 Bottom Wood Lake Rd, which is also serving voting areas 011 – 016.
- Boundary-Similkameen 015, 018-025
Grand Forks is experiencing flooding. Voters who were assigned to vote at Grand Forks Sr Hall are now assigned to vote at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Voting will proceed as planned at the Gospel Chapel. Voters affected by local flooding may vote at their nearest voting place.
- Boundary-Similkameen 028, 029
The District Electoral Officer is monitoring water levels in the Kettle River that could affect access to the Rock Creek and Boundary Fair Pavilion. In the event of road closures, Information Officers will be deployed to provide access instructions.
- Shuswap 007
Sunnybrae Canoe Point Rd is closed at Robinson Creek due to a landslide. Evacuated residents may vote at their nearest voting opportunity. A mobile team of election officials is being deployed via water taxi to the area northeast of the closure. The team will administer special voting door-to-door starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9.
- Fraser-Nicola – 039, 041
The Highway 8 closure in Lower Nicola near Aberdeen Rd has been cleared. Voting will go ahead as planned at the Lower Nicola Community Hall at 2383 Aberdeen Rd. If the affected bridge closes again, voters east of the bridge may vote at the Shulus Hall at 181 Nawishaskin Lane.
- Fraser-Nicola – 040
Highway 8 is closed in both directions between Canford and Agate. Most voters resident in voting area 040 will be able to reach their assigned voting place at the Shackan Community Centre. Voters east of the closure may vote at the Lower Nicola Community Hall.
- Fraser-Nicola – 029
Highway 97D is closed in both directions between Lac Le Jeune and Logan Lake. Voters west of the closure may vote at the Logan Lake Pentecostal Church at 237 Jasper Dr.
Elections BC is monitoring the flooding currently occurring in the central interior of B.C. We are coordinating a response with District Electoral Officers where there may be impacts on voting arrangements on Tuesday, May 9, General Voting Day.
This page will be updated if changes are made to voting opportunities in the affected areas. Changes could include general voting place reassignments and mobile election official team deployments.
The Chief Electoral Officer is prepared to exercise his authority under section 280 of the Election Act to issue orders in emergency situations to ensure that British Columbians are able to exercise their right to vote.