Cariboo Chilcotin Deputy District Electoral Officer Linda Isfeld outside the newly-opened office in Barnard Square at 197C Fourth Ave. South in Williams Lake.

Cariboo Chilcotin Deputy District Electoral Officer Linda Isfeld outside the newly-opened office in Barnard Square at 197C Fourth Ave. South in Williams Lake.

Electoral office opens in Williams Lake

The Cariboo Chilcotin District Elections BC office opened April 8 in Williams Lake. Located at 197C 4th Ave. in Barnard Square.

The Cariboo Chilcotin District Elections BC office opened April 8 in Williams Lake. Located at 197C 4th Ave. in Barnard Square, the office is open to the public Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Deputy District Electoral Officer Linda Isfeld, who held the post in the 2009 election, said she has a great staff ready, willing and eager to help the public.

“We will also be hiring approximately 200 electoral officials,” Isfeld said Monday.

Advance voting will take place at the Gibraltar Room, May 8 to May 11 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and general voting will occur at the same location on May 14, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

If people are going to be away on the dates set for either advance voting or election day, they can vote at the office as an absentee.

“If people live out of town they can also call and request a mail-in voting package,” Isfeld said. The packages will be mailed to the voter and must be received by the office by general voting day.

People who are not registered to vote can do so online by going to www.elections.bc.ca or phone 1-800–661-8683.

In Williams Lake and the Cariboo region, some voters are represented by Cariboo North.

Several maps line the Elections BC centre’s walls if people are unsure whether they fall within the Cariboo Chilcotin or Cariboo North riding.

Cariboo North District Electoral Officer Wayne Rodier said the Cariboo North riding will have advance polls at the Ramada Inn, Williams Lake. General voting polls on May 14 for Cariboo North voters will be held at the Ramada, Sugar Cane Gymn, 150 Mile House fire hall and Wildwood School.

Of the  23,316 eligible voters in Cariboo North, 6,262 of those voters live in the southern part of the riding, with  about 3,300 voters living in Williams Lake through to 150 Mile.

“People can also go vote at anytime after April 14 at any of our offices too,” Rodier said.

 

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