Calendar showing October 2020

Key Election Dates

Voting in the 2020 Provincial General Election is now closed. Visit for preliminary results.

Key dates

Date Milestone Summary
Monday, September 21 42nd Provincial General Election called

See the Writs of election

Voters may wish to:

Saturday, September 26, midnight (Pacific time) General registration closes Register to vote or update your information online or by phone before this date to help make voting faster and easier. You will still be able to register or update your information when you vote, but the voting process will take longer.
Friday, October 2, 1 p.m. (Pacific time) Candidate nominations close A full List of Candidates will be posted online as soon as possible after candidate nominations close.
Thursday, October 15 to Wednesday, October 21, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Advance voting See our Where to Vote page for details and use our Where to Vote app for voting locations and hours.
Saturday, October 24, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Pacific time) General Voting Day

Find out Where to Vote.

Completed vote-by-mail packages must be received by Elections BC by 8 p.m. Pacific time.

Preliminary voting results will be reported after 8 p.m.

Friday, November 6
(at the earliest – see summary)
Final Count begins

All absentee ballots are counted.

Preparations for final count and the final count itself may take more time depending on the number of mail-in ballots. Preparations for final count take place between General Voting Day and the start of final count.

Monday, November 16 Return day Writs of election are returned to the Chief Electoral Officer ending the election period. This day may occur later if final count takes longer (see above).
Friday, January 22 Financing report filing deadline Deadline for political parties, candidates, and third party advertising sponsors to file election financing reports with Elections BC.