FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2022
VICTORIA – Advance voting for the Surrey South by-election starts this Thursday, September 1. Advance voting places will be open September 1-4 and 6-7. They will be closed September 5 for Labour Day. Election Day is Saturday, September 10.
Individuals can vote in the by-election if they are:
Individuals must meet all of these eligibility requirements to vote.
For the boundaries of the Surrey South electoral district, see this map: https://elections.bc.ca/docs/map/redis17/ED/SUS_ED.pdf
Advance voting is an option for all eligible voters. For voting place information, refer to the list of voting places below or visit wheretovote.elections.bc.ca.
Eligible voters can register or update their voter information online or by phone until midnight on August 31. Voter registration is available online at elections.bc.ca/ovr, or by phone at 1-800-661-8683, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Voters can register or update their information when they vote, but doing so online or by phone before midnight on August 31 will help make the voting process faster.
This week Elections BC is sending a Where to Vote card to every registered voter in Surrey South. The card shows advance voting places and the voter’s assigned voting place for Election Day. Voters should bring the card with them when they vote to help make voting faster and easier.
Preliminary turnout figures from advance voting will be published on Elections BC’s website throughout the advance voting period.
Voting by mail is also an option. Voters can request a vote-by-mail package online at elections.bc.ca/ovr until 8 p.m. on September 4. The completed package must be received by Elections BC no later than 8 p.m. (Pacific time) on September 10. Elections BC recommends voters mail their completed package no later than September 6 to ensure it arrives on time. Voters can also return their completed package in person at the Surrey South district electoral office.
For more information, visit elections.bc.ca/surreysouth.
Elections BC is the independent, non-partisan Office of the Legislature responsible for administering electoral processes in British Columbia under provincial legislation, including the Election Act, Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, Recall and Initiative Act and Referendum Act.