Kelowna West byelection: What you need to know

CENTRAL OKANAGAN - Advance voting begins today for the Kelowna West byelection which is scheduled for next week.

Here’s what you need to know.

To be eligible to vote in the Kelowna West byelection, you must be a resident of the Kelowna West electoral district and be 18 years old or older on Feb. 14, 2018, when the byelection is scheduled for.

Five candidates have declared they're running in the riding recently vacated by former B.C. Premier Christy Clark.

They are Shelley Cook, B.C. NDP, Kyle Geronazzo, Libertarian, Ben Stewart, B.C. Liberal Party, Robert Stupka, B.C. Green Party and Mark Thompson, BC Conservatives.

Advance voting begins today, Feb. 6, and runs until Sunday, Feb. 11. Find a list of the voting places here.

You can also find a voting place close to you by using the Elections B.C. online application.

Hours at voting places are generally  8 a.m. to 8 p.m. All voting places are wheelchair accessible.

Voters must bring their "Where to Vote" card and identification with them when they vote. Find a list of acceptable identification here.

Elections B.C. will update advance voting turnout each day on their website.

Here is an electoral map of Kelowna West.

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