Local MLA reminds people in the Kootenays to vote in referendum

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NELSON – Local MLA Michelle Mungall is reminding everyone in the Kootenays that the deadline to register and vote in the referendum on electoral reform is fast approaching.

“Communities across the Kootenays are excited to modernize the way we vote in British Columbia,” said Mungall. “With less than two weeks to go, I encourage all members of our community to ensure their voices are heard in this referendum by voting.”

Mungall 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.

“In order to have your ballot counted, it must be received by Elections BC by November 30th,” said Mungall. “Many are not aware, but in addition to mailing in your ballot there is also the option to drop it off at your local Service BC Centre.” In Nelson, the Service BC Centre is located at 310 Ward St and in Creston at 1404 Canyon St.

Mungall 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.