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The List of Future Voters

Changes to the Election Act made in November 2019 will enable Elections BC to create the List of Future Voters. This is a list of eligible 16 and 17-year-olds who will automatically be added to the Provincial Voters List when they turn 18.

To be eligible for the List of Future Voters, you must be:

  • 16 or 17 years old,
  • a Canadian citizen, and
  • a resident of B.C.

Why join the List of Future Voters

Being on the List of Future Voters will help remove administrative barriers to youth participation in provincial elections. When individuals on this list turn 18 and get added to the Provincial Voters List, they will receive important information from Elections BC during an election about where, when and how to vote. Having a current voter registration will also speed up the voting process.

Find out more about the List of Future Voters

We are working on updating our systems to accept registrations from eligible 16 and 17-year olds. If you would like to receive a notification when Elections BC is ready to start receiving registrations, join our future voters contact list. Call us toll-free at 1-800-661-8683, or email voterservices@elections.bc.ca and provide the following:

  • your name, and
  • email address

We will send information on how to register as a future voter when available.