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Okanagan Rail Corridor referendum; Oyama advance poll turnout

April 17, 2015 - 11:00 AM

LAKE COUNTRY - The District of Lake Country held the second of five advance polls for the Okanagan Rail Corridor borrowing referendum on Thursday, April 16 at the Oyama Community Hall with 531 electors casting their ballot.  A total of 1584 electors cast ballots during the first two advance polls. 

General Voting Day is Saturday, April 25.

“It was terrific to have such a great turnout at both advance polls so far,” said Chief Election Officer Reyna Seabrook. “Kudos to the very efficient election officials for their friendly and professional approach to moving people swiftly through the voting process.  There have been no significant line-ups or wait times and the voters are really appreciating the extra efforts to make this a positive experience.”

The next voting opportunities are as follows:
- (Today) Friday, April 17 (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
Carr’s Landing Fire Hall

- Monday, April 20 (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
Okanagan Centre Community Hall

- Tuesday, April 21 (8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
Municipal Hall

General Voting Day
- Saturday, April 25 (8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
George Elliot Secondary School, Community Gym

When arriving at polling stations, voters will be registered as electors by showing two pieces of identification.  The identification must prove the voter’s residency and identity, including one piece with a signature.  Accepted identification includes:
·         B.C. driver’s license
·         B.C. identification card
·         ICBC certificate of insurance
·         Social Insurance Number card
·         Citizenship card
·         Credit or debit card
·         Current utility bill (with address)

Non-resident property electors will need identification proving identity and proof of sole or joint ownership of property in Lake Country.

For a complete list of polling station addresses, to access consent forms, or to find information about the project please visit

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