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How to Vote by Mail

How to vote by mail

All voters can vote by mail: you don’t need a special reason.

Voting by mail is a great option for voters who are not comfortable voting in person because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact Elections BC to request a vote-by-mail package as soon as possible. Your package will be mailed to you. You can ask for one by:

  • Requesting a vote-by-mail package online
  • Calling Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683

If you would like to pick up your vote-by-mail package in person, contact the closest district electoral office.

Completed vote-by-mail packages must be received by Elections BC before 8 p.m. (Pacific time) on Saturday, October 24.

We recommend that you request a vote-by-mail package by October 17. After this date, voters will not be able to request a vote-by-mail package online or through our Contact Centre. If a voter is unable to vote in person, they will still be able to request a vote-by-mail package from a district electoral office, which they can complete and drop off at any voting place, district electoral office or a participating Service BC office (see note in How to Return your Vote-by-mail Package section below).

Request a vote-by-mail package!

How to complete your vote-by-mail package

    Follow the instructions in your vote-by-mail package or download the instructions (PDF).

    For assistance, contact Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683.

    How to return your vote-by-mail package

    You may return your package by mail. A postage paid return envelope is provided for voters in Canada. If mailing from outside of Canada, you must provide the necessary postage.

    You can also return your vote-by-mail package in person at a district electoral office, voting place or participating Service BC locations (see note). Check our Where to Vote app for a list of district electoral offices and voting places, or see this list of Service BC locations.

    Note: Vote-by-mail packages cannot be dropped off at Service BC locations in Surrey, Vancouver, Burnaby or Masset. Voters in these areas wishing to return their package in person should return it at a district electoral office or voting place.

    Completed vote-by-mail packages must be received by Elections BC before 8 p.m. (Pacific time) on Saturday, October 24.

    Voters are encouraged to return their package as soon as possible to make sure it is received by the deadline.

    If you have any questions about your vote by mail package, call Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683.