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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 B.C. provincial election if you are a Canadian citizen, 18 or older on General Voting Day, and a resident of B.C. for the past six months.

If you are 16 or 17 years old, you can register as a future voter to be automatically added to the Provincial Voters List when you turn 18.

Visit our Register to Vote page to register.

Do I need to be registered to vote?

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?

See our list of acceptable ID.

I live on campus. What address should I use for voting?

If you are a student who is eligible to vote in B.C., you can register and vote in either the electoral district where you reside while going to school or the electoral district you usually live in when you’re not at school.

I am from another province but 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 in the election?

Visit our Jobs page or call Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683 to learn more about opportunities in your area.