Local MLA reminds people in Powell River-Sunshine Coast to vote in referendum

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POWELL RIVER – Local MLA Nicholas Simons is reminding everyone in Powell River-Sunshine Coast that the deadline to register and vote in the referendum on electoral reform is fast approaching.

“Communities across Powell River-Sunshine Coast are excited to modernize the way we vote in British Columbia,” said Simons. “With the clock ticking, I encourage all members of our community to exercise their democratic right and ensure their voices are heard by voting in this referendum.”

Simons said that if you don’t already have your ballot, the deadline to register to vote or request a voting package is this Friday, November 23rd at midnight.

“Elections BC must receive ballots by November 30th, which is less than two weeks away,” said Simons. “To ensure your ballot is counted, I encourage everyone to consider dropping off ballots at your local Service BC Centre or to mail them as soon as possible.” In Powell River, the Service BC Centre is located at 6944 Alberni St. and in Sechelt at 102 – 5710 Teredo St.

Simons also reminded voters that should the referendum pass, British Columbians will have the chance to vote again in a confirmation referendum after two full election cycles. This will ensure British Columbians have a second opportunity to have their say on our electoral system.

To request a voting package, eligible voters can visit elections.bc.ca/ovr, call 1-800-661-8683, or visit a Service BC Centre in person.