How to vote in BC


Advance voting

There are ways to vote before General Voting Day. One way is called advance voting.

Advance voting is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time from October 15 to 21. All voters can vote at any advance voting place in BC.

Your Where to Vote card shows the advance voting places in your electoral district.

There are lots of reasons to vote before General Voting Day:

  • Advance voting is easy and open to all voters
  • Every advance voting place is wheelchair accessible.

Voting in person

Many people vote at the general voting place on their Where to Vote card. This voting place is near their home. It is usually faster to vote there.

You can also vote at any district electoral office from when an election is called to 4 p.m. Pacific time on General Voting Day.

Learn how to safely vote in BC during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Voting by mail

You can also vote by mail. This is a great option for people who are not comfortable voting in person because of the pandemic.

To vote by mail, ask for a vote-by-mail package as soon as possible.  The package will be mailed to you.

You can ask for one by:

To pick up your vote-by-mail package contact your closest district electoral office.

Your completed package must be returned to the district electoral office by 8 p.m. Pacific time on General Voting Day.

Learn how to vote by mail:


Adapted from Elections BC • Photos: Elections BC, Flickr/Richie Diesterheft