BC votes in October

British Columbia is having a general election this month. General Voting Day is October 24.

Voting places will be open October 15 to October 21. They are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time.

Voting places will be open on election day, October 24. They will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time.

You can also vote by mail.

What are we voting for?

BC voters will elect 87 MLAs or Members of the Legislative Assembly.

Each MLA is elected by the voters from a certain area of BC.

These areas are called electoral districts.

Another common name for an electoral district is a riding.

You can find maps of the electoral districts on the Elections BC website. Most electoral districts have names with two or more words.

Some examples are:

  • Columbia River-Revelstoke
  • Nanaimo-North Cowichan

Who can vote?

You can vote if you are:

  • 18 or older on General Voting Day
  • a Canadian citizen
  • a resident of BC for the six months before General Voting Day

Adapted from Elections BC • Photos: Elections BC, Flickr/BC NDP