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Free bus rides on election day

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November 13, 2014 - 7:24 AM

PENTICTON - The City and Transit B.C. are offering free bus rides on voting day to encourage Penticton residents to come out and vote, free of charge.

All regular route buses and HandyDart rides will be free for passengers heading to the polls on Saturday, Nov. 15. The General Election will be held at the Trade and Convention Centre from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Registered voters must bring a piece of identification, such as a B.C. CareCard, B.C. driver’s license, Canadian citizenship card, City of Penticton property tax notice, social insurance number card, or City utility bill.

If you have not yet registered, you can do so at the time of voting by completing an application form including date of birth and last six digits of your social insurance number. Two pieces of identification are required (at least one with a signature) to prove residency and identity. Picture identification is not necessary.

Mail in ballot voting is available for people who qualify as electors, who have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity, or people who will be out of town on general election day and on advance polling days.

To be eligible to vote, an elector must be 18 years of age or older, a Canadian Citizen, resident of B.C. for at least six months immediately before the day of registration, have been a resident of the City of Penticton for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration, and are not otherwise disqualified from voting.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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