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Media Advisory: Advance Voting Continues in the Nanaimo By-election

January 24, 2019

VICTORIA – Advance voting for the provincial by-election in the Nanaimo electoral district is happening now and continuing until Sunday, January 27. General Voting Day is Wednesday, January 30.

Voter turnout for the first two days of advance voting has exceeded voter turnout for the first two days of advance voting during the 2017 Provincial General Election.

2017 Provincial General Election 2019 Nanaimo By-election
Day 1 1,591 1,532
Day 2 1,364 1,656
Total 2,955 3,188

A list of voting places and the dates they are open is available on the Elections BC website, on Where to Vote cards mailed to voters who live in the Nanaimo electoral district, and on Elections BC’s Where to Vote application at

To be eligible to vote in the by-election, an individual must be a resident of the Nanaimo electoral district, 18 or older on January 30, 2019, a Canadian citizen, and a resident of British Columbia since July 29, 2018.

For more information, visit the Elections BC website at


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Rebecca Penz
Director, Communications
Elections BC
Phone: 250-886-0806

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