Polls open Saturday for 100th election in City’s 125-year history
Don't forget to hit the polls for the city’s 100th election in its 125 year history and vote tomorrow at one of 137 voting locations across the city, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Here's more from the City of Vancouver:
Voters will find the address of their voting place on the Where to Vote card they should have received in the mail. Voters can also use the where-do-I-vote search tool on the Vancouver Votes page of the City of Vancouver website, they can call the City’s 3-1-1 information service (604-873-7000) or they can find the information via the free Vancouver Votes iPhone app available through the iTunes App store.
All voting locations are wheelchair accessible. In addition, staff at every location can connect voters with translation services in 180 languages.
If you received a Where to Vote card by mail, you are registered to vote. To speed up the voting process, bring the card with you; no additional identification is required.
If you are registered to vote and do not have a Where to Vote card, staff at the voting place will assist you.
If you are not registered to vote, bring two pieces of identification that establish your name, address and signature. For complete information about voter eligibility and registration, go here.
Voters are electing one mayor, 10 councillors, seven park commissioners and nine school trustees for a three-year term. Voters will also be asked to give Council the authority to borrow $180 million to fund a portion of the 2012 – 2014 Capital Plan.
The Vancouver Voters’ Guide provides detailed candidate, voting and voting location information and is available at community centres and libraries as well as on the City’s website. Voters can bring the guide to the voting place to use as a reference.
The City of Vancouver will post election results on vancouver.ca as soon as ballots are processed. The first results are expected at about 8:30 p.m. The website will refresh every five or so minutes.
For complete election information, visit the City’s election website Vancouver votes.
Close to 19,200 voters cast ballots during eight days of advance voting, a 28 per cent increase over 2008, when just over 15,000 voters cast ballots during four days of advance voting.