May 02, 2013 - 12:46 PM
Heading for a beach holiday or business trip and think you won’t have time to vote in the B.C. provincial election? Now there’s no excuse if you are flying through Kelowna International Airport between Wednesday May 8 and Saturday May 11.
Kelowna International Airport (YLW) has been listed as an Advance Voting location by Elections BC for all B.C. residents, including those who are in and around the airport.
“This is a very different event for an airport to host,” says Airport Director Sam Samaddar. “However, it’s an important occasion. This is a great opportunity to assist British Columbians no matter where they are from. Not only will this benefit travellers flying in and out of the airport, but we have almost 2,000 employees at the YLW Campus and with residents in Quail Ridge and around the airport in Ellison we are an ideal location for BC voters.”
YLW will be the only Airport in B.C. and the first Canadian Airport to host an advance voting location for a provincial or federal election.
Voters may park in the short term lot for up to two hours free of charge. Simply bring in the parking voucher when voting and the voucher will be validated at the polling station.
All B.C. voters can vote at YLW or any advance voting place in the province on Wednesday, May 8 through Saturday May 11, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. (local time). All B.C. voters can vote at any general voting place in the province on Tuesday, May 14, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. (Pacific Time).
All voters must provide proof of identity and their residential address to receive a ballot or to register when voting. A list of acceptable types of identification is available from Elections BC at elections.bc.ca or 1-800-661-8683.
YLW parking and flight information can be found on the airport’s official website at ylw.kelowna.ca.
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