Voting in the wards works well for residents
Contributed/District of Lake Country
April 21, 2015 - 12:47 PM
LAKE COUNTRY – The District of Lake Country held the fourth of five advance polls Monday, April 20, at the Okanagan Centre Hall with 335 electors casting their ballot. A total of 2080 electors (22.33% of eligible voters) cast ballots thus far at advance polls. General Voting Day is Saturday, April 25.
“The District acknowledges residents’ concerns about tax increases, but by partnering with other governments we have taken steps to mitigate the cost of acquisition,” said Mayor James Baker. “Protecting this corridor will be an asset to our community that can’t be underrated.”
“One of our most senior residents is Anne Land at 101 years old next month,” said Chief Election Officer Reyna Seabrook. “She appreciated being able to vote close to her home in Okanagan Centre, but said she would have gone miles to vote in this referendum.”
Tuesday, April 21 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) at Municipal Hall is the last advance poll.
General Voting Day is Saturday, April 25 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) at the George Elliot Secondary School, Community Gym.
When arriving at polling station, 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 licence
- 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 access to downloadable forms, or to find information about the project please visit www.lakecountry.bc.ca.
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