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Where, when and how to vote in the Vernon municipal election

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VERNON - Today is the last day for advance voting ahead of the Vernon municipal election on Saturday.

Here's what you need to know to cast your ballot.

First of all, here are the criteria for voter eligibility:

  • Be 18 years of age or older when they register to vote, or 18 years or older on general voting day.
  • Be a Canadian citizen.
  • Have been a resident of B. C. for at least six months before they register to vote.
  • Have either lived or owned property in the jurisdiction in which they intend to vote for at least 30 days before they register to vote.
  • Not be disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, or by law from voting in a local election

If you meet all the criteria and don’t live in Vernon, but own property in the city, you can still vote as a non-resident property elector. You will need to fill out this form from the City of Vernon website.

You do not need to pre-register to cast a ballot, just show up at a polling station with two pieces of ID. Go here to see what types of ID are acceptable at polls.

The last day of advance voting is today, Oct. 18, in council chambers at Vernon city hall, 3400 30 St., until 8 p.m.

Election day is Saturday, Oct. 20 

Advance voting begins Oct. 10 and election day is Oct. 20.

Voting is from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on election day Saturday, Oct. 20 at the following voting places:

  • Ellison Elementary School, 2400 Fulton Rd
  • Vernon Secondary School, 2100 15 St.
  • Greater Vernon Recreation Centre, 3310 37 Ave.

Go to the City of Vernon’s election FAQ here for more information.

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