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Media Advisory: Advance Voting for the Nanaimo By-election Starts Tomorrow

January 21, 2019

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

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.

Voters should note that not all advance voting places will be open every day of the advance voting period. A list of voting places and the dates they are open is available on the Elections BC website at the link below.

Voters can also refer to their Where to Vote card, or use Elections BC’s Where to Vote application to find voting places close to them. The application can be found on Elections BC’s website at

The hours for advance and general voting places are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. All advance voting places are wheelchair accessible.

Voters are reminded to bring their Where to Vote card and ID with them when they vote. A list of acceptable voter ID is available at

Advance voting turnout statistics will be posted on the Elections BC website after each day of advance voting.

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.