FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2023
VICTORIA – Provincial by-elections have been called for Saturday, June 24, 2023 in the Langford-Juan de Fuca and Vancouver-Mount Pleasant electoral districts.
Residents of Langford-Juan de Fuca and Vancouver-Mount Pleasant can vote in the by-election for their district if they are:
Candidate nominations close at 1 p.m. on June 3. The final list of candidates for both districts will be posted on Elections BC’s website after nominations close.
Eligible voters can register or update their voter information now, online or by phone, or when they go to vote. Online and phone registration is available until midnight on June 14 at elections.bc.ca/ovr, or 1-800-661-8683, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registering or updating now will help make the voting process faster. It will also ensure voters receive their Where to Vote card from Elections BC before advance voting starts.
There are many accessible options to vote in the by-elections.
Voters can vote at the Langford-Juan de Fuca or Vancouver-Mount Pleasant district electoral office during office hours from now until 4 p.m. on June 24. The hours are listed below.
Langford-Juan de Fuca District Electoral Office
Vancouver-Mount Pleasant District Electoral Office
Belmont Market Shopping Centre,
#615 369 Terminal Avenue,
Advance voting will be available from Friday, June 16 to Wednesday, June 21. All advance voting places will be wheelchair accessible and open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Not all advance voting places will be open on every day of the advance voting period, so voters should check their Where to Vote card before going to vote.
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 a district electoral office or voting place. Elections BC must receive completed voting packages before voting closes at 8 p.m. on June 24.
The final opportunity to vote is on Election Day, Saturday, June 24, 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.
Langford-Juan de Fuca and Vancouver-Mount Pleasant will be the 201st and 202nd provincial by-elections administered in B.C., and the third and fourth by-elections administered under the current version of the Election Act. The last provincial by-election in B.C. was on September 10, 2022 in the Surrey South electoral district.
For more information, visit elections.bc.ca/byelection, follow Elections BC on social media, or call 1-800-661-8683.
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.