Marie Sharpe Elementary School student Josiah Jones

Marie Sharpe Elementary School student Josiah Jones

Countdown is on to election day in the Cariboo

Elections Canada offices are remaining open through the weekend and Monday for people still wondering where they should go to vote.

As Oct. 19’s federal election day fast approaches Elections Canada offices are remaining open through the weekend and Monday for people still wondering where they should go to vote.

Located at 190 Oliver St. in Williams Lake, the office is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The phone number is 1-866-714-9650.

Williams Lake and area voters are assigned to 23 different polling stations that will be open on voting day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Elections Canada said Wednesday that 9,891 voters in Cariboo-Prince George took advantage of the four-day advanced polls held Oct. 9 to Oct. 12, compared to 4,993 people voting in advance in 2011 in the riding.

In the Cariboo-Prince George riding there 108,252 eligible voters.

New to Canadian elections, residents can now tweet and share election results from different provinces as they become available, Elections Canada said Thursday, noting the ban on premature transmission of results was lifted.

Free transportation offered to polling stations

For people needing transportation to the polling stations on voting day in Williams Lake, the City of Williams Lake and BC Transit will provide free rides on conventional transit and handyDART services.

The free rides are intended to encourage all eligible residents to vote in the federal election.

For more information on fares, routes and schedules please call 250-389-7812 or check http://bctransit.com/williams-lake/contact.

Polling station locations

Polling stations will be located at 150 Mile House Community Hall for polling stations 162, 163, 164, 165, 166,  Anahim Lake Provincial Court House for station 103, Alexis Creek Community Hall for station 105, Big Lake Community Hall for station 149, Bonner residence for station 193, Chilcotin Road Elementary School for stations 172, 173, 174, 175, 176 and 178, Dog Creek gym for station 199, Elks Hall in Williams Lake for stations 151, 152, 155, 156, 157, 158 and 159, Esketemc First Nation Elder Centre for station 194, Horsefly community hall for station 168 and 169, Lee’s residence for station 190 (A, C and E), Likely community hall for station 170, Marie Sharpe elementary school for stations 179, 180, 181, 185, 186 and 187, McLeese Lake community hall for station 150, Miocene Hall for station 167, Mountview elementary school for station 177, 195, 196, 197 and 198, Naghtaneged Elementary and Junior High in Nemiah Valley for station 191, Redstone community hall for station 104, Senior Citizen’s Activity Centre for stations 154, 182, 183, 184 and 188, Tatla Lake community hall for station 192, Toosey Indian Band office for station 189, Wildwood fire hall for station 153, 160 and 161 and Yunesit’in Health Centre for station 190 (B,D, F, G, H and I).