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Elections Penticton are asking voters to be prepared when coming out to vote on Sept. 7 or in the advance polls on Aug. 28 and Aug. 29
August 14, 2013 - 8:24 AM

PENTICTON - Being prepared for byelection day Sept. 7 or advanced voting on Aug. 28 and 29 will save time prevent scambling back home for missing materials.

On the ballot for mayor will be candidates Brian Henningson, Garry Litke and Vic Powell. The persons nominated as councillor candidates will be Kevin Andrews, Patrick Buchanan, Lynn Kelsey, Andre Martin and Katie Robinson.

Voters are advised to bring identification and other materials in case there are complications at the polling stations.

General voting takes place Saturday, Sept. 7, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Penticton Seniors' Drop-In Centre at 2965 South Main St. Advance voting takes place at Penticton city hall on Main Street Aug. 28 and Aug. 29 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

If not already on the elector list a person may register at the time of voting. An application form will be provided requiring a person's date of birth or the last six digits of their social insurance number. Two pieces of identification, at least one with a signature, must be presented.

Voters will also be made to declare they are 18 years of age or older, a Canadian citizen, a resident of B.C. for at least six months, a resident of Penticton for at least 30 days and are not otherwise disqualified by law from voting.

Mail ballot voting will be available for those persons who qualify, who have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity. Mail-in ballots are also available for people who expect to be absent from the municipality on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities.

Mail ballots have to be received by the chief election officer before voting day closes.

For more information, please contact Elections Penticton at 250-490-2400.

To contact a reporter for this story, to send photos or videos, email Shannon Quesnel at, call 250-488-3065 or tweet @shannonquesnel1

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