Advanced voting accommodates fall break

With general election day taking place Saturday, Nov. 15 during fall break, chief election officers remind voters of advanced polling.

With general election day taking place Saturday, Nov. 15, during fall break in Williams Lake, chief election officers are reminding voters of advanced polling opportunities so they don’t miss out.

There will be advance voting at city hall on Wednesday, Nov. 5 and Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 8 to 8 p.m.

Chief election officer Cindy Bouchard said there will also be special voting opportunities at Cariboo Sunset Manor on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Glen Arbor on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 2 to 4 p.m., and Williams Lake Seniors Village on Monday, Nov. 10, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Voting by mail is also an option for people who have physical disabilities, illness or injury, or expect to be absent from the city during the advance voting or on voting day.

“People who want to vote by mail can contact me at 250-392-1773 or by e-mail cbouchard@williamslake.ca,” Bouchard said.

General voting day will take place at Marie Sharpe Elementary School from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15.

The CRD advance polls will take place at the CRD board room on Wednesday, Nov. 5 and Monday, Nov. 10, also from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., said CRD chief election officer Alice Johnston.

“I encourage people to take advantage of those opportunities to vote. They can vote here for Areas D, E or K,” she said, adding there will be no lineups.

Eligible CRD residents, wanting to vote on the pool referendum, can also vote at the advanced polls.

School District 27 advanced voting will take place Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the school board office in Williams Lake,  from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for all zones, excluding zones 3 and 6,  which will be held in locations as advertised by the District of 100 Mile House and the City of Williams Lake respectfully.

A second advance voting day for school trustees will take place for Zone 2 (Most of CRD G, Part of CRD L, Part TNRD E) and Zone 5 (CRD E, Part CRD D, Part City of Williams Lake – “Fringe area of City of Williams Lake): Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the school board office. Zone 3 (District of 100 Mile House) and Zone 6 (City of Williams Lake) will be held as determined and advertised by the District of 100 Mile House and the city respectfully.

In Zones 1, 4, and 7, where the populations of the trustee electoral areas are 5,000 or less, a second advance voting opportunity will not be held.

 

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