HST voting deadline looming

Voters are reminded that voting in the 2011 HST referendum closes Aug. 5 at 4:30 p.m.
That's when completed ballot packages must be received by Elections BC, a Service BC Centre or one of five Elections BC Collection Centres on the Lower Mainland.

Voters are reminded that voting in the 2011 HST referendum closes Aug. 5 at 4:30 p.m.That’s when completed ballot packages must be received by Elections BC, a Service BC Centre or one of five Elections BC Collection Centres on the Lower Mainland.“Voters can mail their completed ballot package,” acting chief electoral officer Craig James said, “or they can deliver their ballot package to any one of the options available. The yellow ballot package must be in the hands of Elections BC or a Service BC Centre by 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Postmarks will not be accepted as proof of meeting the deadline.”Canada Post delivery standards can be found at www.canadapost.ca/business/tools/ds/bus/bin/dsbus_ultrawide-e.shtm.Elections BC is located at Suite 100–1112 Fort St., Victoria.Service BC Centres are located in 60 communities throughout the province. The Comox Valley branch is at 2500 Cliffe Ave. in Courtenay.The phone number is 250-897-7500, the fax number is 250-334-1209 and the office is open Monday (except B.C. Day next week) to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Referendum results are expected to be reported in early September.For more information, visit the Elections BC website at www.elections.bc.ca.— Elections BC

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