Almost 500,000 people have registered for mail-in ballots since the Oct. 24 provincial election was called a week and a half ago.
According to Elections B.C., 35 to 40 per cent of surveyed voters indicated they would request mail-in ballots this election. That would mean about 800,000 mail-in ballots — more than 70 times the 11,268 mail-in ballots requested for the 2017 election.
It can take weeks to verify and count mail-in ballots, so British Columbians might not find out who won the election until several weeks after voting day.
To request a vote-by-mail package:
• Go to elections.bc.ca
• Call Elections B.C. at 1-800-661-8683
• Contact the closest district electoral office to pick up a package in person.
Completed vote-by-mail packages must be received by Elections B.C. before 8 p.m. on Oct. 24.
Elections B.C. recommends mailing vote-by-mail packages by Oct. 17 to make sure they arrive in time.