Transit service increased for election day

There will be two additional transit route runs on Saturday, Nov. 19.

  • Nov. 18, 2011 11:00 a.m.

There will be two additional transit route runs on Saturday, Nov. 19 to allow electors more opportunities to vote in the local general elections.

The extra runs (at the exchange at Boitanio Park) are as follows:

5:25 p.m.: South Lakeside

5:55 p.m.: Community

6:25 p.m.: Broadway

6:55 p.m.: South Lakeside

7:25 p.m.: Community

7:55 p.m.: Broadway

HandiDART service will also be available.

The polls for the City of Williams Lake local general election are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Marie Sharpe Elementary School on Saturday, Nov. 19.

You can vote in a civic election in Williams Lake if you:

• are a Canadian citizen;

• are 18 years of age or older on general voting day;

• have lived in B.C. for at least six months on the day of registration;

• have lived in Williams Lake for at least 30 days on the day of registration;

• are not disqualified by law from voting.

All City of Williams Lake residents who meet these requirements can vote. It does not matter whether you rent or own your home. If you own property in Williams Lake but live somewhere else in BC, you are qualified to vote in the City of Williams Lake election as a “non-resident property elector.” You can vote as long as you:

• are a Canadian citizen;

• are 18 years of age or older on general voting day;

• have lived in B.C. for at least six months on the day of registration;

• have owned real estate in Williams Lake, registered in your name, for at least 30 days on the day of registration.

Non-resident property electors can vote only once, regardless of the number of properties they own.

If there is more than one registered owner of a property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the other owners, register as a non-resident property elector. There is no corporate vote.

While preliminary election results will be available after the close of polls on Saturday evening, the Declaration of Official Results will be made at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23.

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