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2018 Referendum Deadline Extended: Elections BC Will Accept Completed Voting Packages Until 4:30 P.M. on December 7, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 23, 2018

VICTORIA – The voting period for the 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform has been extended. Elections BC will now accept completed voting packages until 4:30 p.m. on December 7, 2018.

“We have worked closely with Canada Post to understand the full impact of rotating strikes on the referendum process,” said Chief Electoral Officer Anton Boegman. “Rotating strikes have impacted accessibility. As a result we have extended the deadline to ensure that voters are not prevented from participating through no fault of their own.”

Voters are encouraged to return their completed voting package as soon as possible to ensure it is received by Elections BC before 4:30 p.m. on December 7, and to give Elections BC enough time to contact them if their returned package is missing required information.

The deadline to request a voting package remains midnight tonight. Eligible voters can request a package:

  • By visiting elections.bc.ca/ovr until midnight tonight
  • By calling 1-800-661-8683 until midnight tonight
  • By visiting a Service BC Centre or Referendum Service Office during office hours today (find locations and hours at elections.bc.ca/rso)

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Contact:
Andrew Watson
Director, Communications
Elections BC
Phone: 250-387-1709
Email: Andrew.Watson@elections.bc.ca
Website: elections.bc.ca

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