VOTER REGISTRATION: Am I Registered to Vote?

If you voted in a previous British Columbia election, your name is probably still on the voter’s list. If you’ve moved within the province since that last election, you will want to update your voter information. If this is your first BC election, you will need to get your name on the voter’s list. 

You can update your info or register to vote online, by phone, by mail, fax or email in advance, OR you can register to vote in person on election day.

“The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms gives Canadian citizens the right to vote in provincial and federal elections. Elections BC is the custodian of that right on behalf of B.C. voters. Elections BC is an independent and non-partisan Office of the Legislature.”

In Advance:

  1. To find out if you’re registered, or to check that your voter information is up-to-date, visit the Elections BC website for the phone number to call. (LINK)
  2. To register to vote, or to update your voter registration, fill out the online form on the Elections BC website. (LINK) You will need to provide one of the following:
    1. your B.C. driver’s licence number,
    2. your B.C. Identification Card number,
    3. the last six digits of your Social Insurance Number, or
    4. the last six digits of your Personal Health Number.

Election Day:

  1. "You are already registered to vote in local elections when a jurisdiction uses the list of registered electors (voter’s list) for voter registration, and your name appears on the list. You will not be required to show identification in order to receive a ballot when your name appears on the list of registered electors." - 2018 Voter's Guide
  2. To register at the time of voting: "You must provide two separate pieces of identification (the BC Services Card is considered one piece of identification) that proves your identity and where you live – one piece of identification must include your signature." - 2018 Voter's Guide

Note: There are slightly different ID requirements for resident electors and non-resident property electors so it would be best to review The Voter’s Guide to Local Elections in B.C. 2018 for the details applicable to your situation – especially if you want to take advantage of the Advance Voting Opportunities October 10 – 18. 2018 Voter's Guide

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  • Debbie MacLeod
    published this page in Blog 2018-09-01 13:05:26 -0700