There will be even more changes to make it easier for Delta residents to cast a ballot in the upcoming municipal election.
To be held across B.C. on Oct. 15, 2022, the elections for school board and city council will have new rules aimed at giving additional, more convenient options.
City council recently endorsed several staff recommendations including mail-in ballot voting eligibility being expanded to all electors in Delta.
Those living at the Tsawwassen First Nation will have a voting station at the First Nation where they can cast a ballot for the Delta School Board.
This year, provincial mandated advanced voting will be held on Oct. 5 and 6, while a third advance voting opportunity has been scheduled by the City of Delta for Saturday, Oct. 1.
Further changes now include Delta offering two locations in North Delta and two in South Delta for advanced voting. Previously, advance voting took place only at city hall.
The municipality will offer advanced voting at Delta City Hall, South Delta Recreation Centre, North Delta Centre for the Arts and at Pinewood Elementary. Advance voting takes place 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Also, in addition to the provincial government changing legislation to permit local governments to allow mail ballot voting for all residents, the rules have also changed by removing the requirement to be a resident of the community for 30 days in order to vote.
For more information about voting in the upcoming municipal election, check https://www.delta.ca/city-hall/municipal-information/elections.