Advance voting begins May 8 for provincial election

Advance voting for the 40th provincial general election begins May 8 and is available through May 11.

Advance voting for the 40th provincial general election begins May 8 and is available through May 11.

All B.C. voters can vote at any advance voting place between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Advance voting turnout statistics will be published on the Elections BC website at http://bit.ly/13tsfYh in the afternoon on the day after advance voting has taken place. Statistics for May 11 will be published May 13.

Turnout will be listed by electoral district and will include provincial totals. There are 85 electoral districts in the province.

Advance voting ballots are counted after the close of voting at 8 p.m. on May 14, general voting day.

In the 2009 general election, 290,220 votes (17.57 per cent of total votes) were cast at advance voting opportunities.

Voting is also available at district electoral offices until 4 p.m. on May 14. All B.C. voters can vote at any general voting place in the province between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on May 14.

Voters are reminded to bring their Where to Vote card to the voting place and identification to get a ballot.

For more information, visit www.elections.bc.ca.

— Elections BC

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