October 27, 2014 - 2:23 PM
PENTICTON - Elections Penticton is offering advance voting opportunities next week for any eligible voters.
The 2014 General Election is being held to elect one Mayor, six Councillors and four School Board Trustees for the 2014-2018 term. Advance voting will take place at Penticton City Hall, 171 Main St., on Wednesday, Nov. 5 and at Cherry Lane Mall on Thursday, Nov. 6 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. each day.
The Local Government Act now allows all citizens to vote during advance polls should they choose.
General voting day is Saturday, Nov. 15 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, 273 Power St.
If you are not already on the list of electors, a person may register at time of voting. The person must complete the application form including your date of birth or the last six digits of your social insurance number and provide two pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove both residency and identity. Picture identification is not necessary.
Electors will also be required to make a declaration as follows:
• You are 18 years of age or older
• You are a Canadian Citizen
• You have been a resident of B.C. for at least six months immediately preceding the day of registration
• You have been a resident of the City of Penticton for at least 30 days immediately preceding the day of registration
• You are not otherwise disqualified by law from voting.
Mail ballot voting will be available for those persons who qualify as electors and expect to be absent from the municipality on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities, or who are unable to attend a polling station. Mail ballots must be received by the Chief Election Officer before the close of voting on general voting day. Please contact Elections Penticton for particulars on mail ballot voting.
For more information, please contact Elections Penticton at 250-490-2400 or www.penticton.ca/elections.
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