Local MLA reminds people in West Kootenays to vote in referendum

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CASTLEGAR – Local MLA Katrine Conroy is reminding everyone in the West Kootenays that the deadline to register and vote in the referendum on electoral reform is fast approaching.

“People in the West Kootenays are excited for a new way of voting that works for all of us,” said Conroy. “With the end of this referendum period being right around the corner, I encourage all members of our community from Rossland to Nakusp to make their voices heard by casting their ballot.”

Conroy 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.

“Recognizing the distance between the Kootenays and Elections BC in Victoria, community members who have not yet voted should take advantage of the option to drop their ballots at the nearest Service BC Centre,” said Conroy. In Trail, the Service BC Centre is located at 1050 Eldorado St and in Nakusp at 204 6th Ave.

Conroy 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.