Time running out to register online, by phone for B.C. election

Time is running out to register to vote by phone or online.

Voter registration by phone and online for the 2020 Provincial Election closes on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Voters can register to vote or update their voter information:

  • by calling 1-800-661-8683 until 8 p.m. Pacific time on Saturday, September 26
  • online at elections.bc.ca/ovr until 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific time on Saturday, September 26

“After these deadlines voters can still register to vote or update their information when they vote, but the process will take longer,” said a news release from Elections BC. “Voters are encouraged to make sure their information is up to date now so they can vote faster, help reduce lineups at voting places and support physical distancing.”

After these deadlines voters can still request a vote-by-mail package online or by phone. However, if they are not registered, or their voter information is out of date, they will need to take additional steps when completing their package. These additional steps include providing copies of acceptable identification when returning their package.

Elections BC’s contact centre will be open until 8 p.m. Pacific time today, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific time tomorrow, Saturday, September 26.

 

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