Voters respond at first of five advance polls; Okanagan Rail Corridor referendum

The first advance poll for the Lake Country Okanagan Rail Corridor borrowing referendum resulted in 1053 votes cast by the time the polls closed at 8 p.m.

"Our first advanced voting day generated a lot of interest," says Chief Electoral Officer Reyna Seabrook.  “There was a pretty steady stream of voters all day and we had 11 per cent of all eligible voters turn out on the first day.”

There are five more voting days, including four days of advance voting and general voting day on Saturday, April 25.  The results of all polls will be tallied by Election officials once the polls close on General Voting Day Saturday, April 25th.

“Based on feedback from the last general election we’ve added polls in each of the wards so no matter where you live, we hope we’ve captured the variety of voting days and locations across the District that will fit your schedule,” says Seabrook. “Eligible electors can vote at any poll, not just the one in their ward, so plan your time to come out and vote for this important community-shaping project.”

Eligible electors can vote at either an advance poll or on General Voting Day, April 25.

The next voting opportunities are as follows:
- (Today) Thursday, April 16 (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.)
Oyama Community Hall

- 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

Voters need to bring two pieces of ID, at least one with a signature, to the polling station to prove residency and identity.  A reminder to non-resident property electors that there is additional criteria required in order to register to vote, most notably, a signed consent form from a majority of registered owners if the property is jointly owned.

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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