Elections BC

When is the upcoming BC election?

A Provincial General Election has been called for Saturday, October 24. This link provides information about key dates for the upcoming election.

Who are the candidates?

The list is updated daily and shows candidates currently confirmed with Elections BC. The final list of candidates will be published after nominations close on Friday, October 2.

How do I register to vote? Can we register online?

This offers the options to register online, in person, or by phone, mail, fax, or email.

Can I vote by mail?

All voters can vote by mail. This link offers the information you need to know to vote by mail.

Where can I vote?

There are many options, including a Where to Vote app for the voting place nearest you and the dates it will be open. Also, click here to use the BC Electoral District Explorer to find out which electoral district you will be voting in, or browse the Electoral District Maps for precise district boundaries.

Do I need ID to vote in person?

ID is required and this link shares the 3 valid ID options.

How can we vote safely during COVID-19?

The Office of the Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafeBC are making sure voting will be conducted safely for voters, candidates and election workers.

How can we vote safely during COVID-19?

The Office of the Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafeBC are making sure voting will be conducted safely for voters, candidates and election workers. This site lets you know what you can expect at in-person voting places and how to cast your vote safely.

What are the services for at-risk voters and voters with disabilities?

Elections BC is committed to a safe and accessible election for all voters, and services are available to help, whether you are voting in person or remotely.

Are we allowed time off from work to vote?

Voters are entitled to four consecutive hours free from work to vote during advance voting or on General Voting Day. Go here to learn about your right to vote and what to do if your employer refuses to provide time off.

I’m looking for work. How can I apply to work in the election?

There are a variety of election worker positions. Use this handy online job line to apply now!

English is not my first language. Are translation services available?

Translated materials will be available. Check this link for details and updates.

How old do I need to be to vote and how do I register?

You can vote in a BC provincial election if you are a Canadian citizen, 18 or older on General Voting Day, and a resident of BC for the past six months. This link includes FAQs as a handy resource.

Useful Websites

Elections BC

Official online portal with information on voting registration, electoral districts, registered political parties, registered candidates, election results, and more.

Legislative Assembly of BC

Learn about the part of BC’s Parliament that is elected by way of general public vote.

Digital Library Resources

Newspapers & Magazines

Online access to major newspapers and magazines to keep up-to-date on the issues of the day in BC and throughout the world. Available to Richmond residents with a Richmond Public Library card, to non-residents with an RPL card, or an RPL-linked card.

Richmond Public Library Research Guide – Federal & Provincial Government

Print books available at Richmond Public Library and online resources are listed for information about Canada’s Federal & Provincial government and the rights of all Canadians.