Writ Issued for 2022 Surrey South By-election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 2022

VICTORIA – A provincial by-election has been called for Saturday, September 10, 2022 in the Surrey South electoral district. The seat became vacant when MLA Stephanie Cadieux resigned on April 28, 2022.

Individuals are eligible to vote in the by-election if they are:

Candidate nominations close at 1 p.m. on August 20. The final list of candidates will be posted on Elections BC’s website after nominations close.

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. After August 31 eligible voters can still register or update their information when they vote, but doing so now will help make the voting process faster.

There are many accessible options to vote in this by-election.

Voters can vote at the Surrey South district electoral office during office hours from now until 4 p.m. on September 10. The hours are listed below.

Surrey South District Electoral Office Hours
#200-5477 – 152nd Street, Surrey

Monday to Friday

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturdays

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Advance voting days and Election Day

8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Advance voting will be available from Thursday, September 1 to Sunday, September 4, and from Tuesday, September 6 to Wednesday, September 7. Advance voting places will be closed on Monday, September 5 for the Labour Day statutory holiday. All advance voting places will be wheelchair accessible and open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on advance voting days. Before advance voting starts Elections BC will send a Where to Vote card to every registered voter in Surrey South, showing their voting places for advance voting and Election Day.

Voters can also vote by mail. Voting packages can be requested on Elections BC’s website or by calling 1-800-661-8683. Voters can return their completed voting package by mail or in person at the district electoral office. Elections BC must receive completed voting packages before voting closes at 8 p.m. on September 10.

The final opportunity to vote is on Election Day, Saturday, September 10, and voting places will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Preliminary results will be announced shortly after voting closes.

Voters with disabilities are encouraged to contact Elections BC for information about accessible voting options.

Voters must meet legislated ID requirements to receive a ballot. Acceptable ID is listed at elections.bc.ca/id.

Surrey South will be the 200th provincial by-election administered in B.C., and the second by-election administered under the current version of the Election Act. The last provincial by-election in B.C. was on April 30, 2022 in the Vancouver-Quilchena electoral district.

For more information, visit elections.bc.ca, follow Elections BC on social media, or call 1-800-661-8683.

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Link: Surrey South electoral district map:
https://elections.bc.ca/docs/map/redis17/ED/SUS_ED.pdf

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

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