Election day is fast approaching. On Saturday, Oct. 15, voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballots for the 2022 general election. On the lower Sunshine Coast, there are races in the Town of Gibsons, District of Sechelt, one rural race in the Sunshine Coast Regional District, and the School District 46.
But there are several dates and deadlines to know if you want to cast your vote early or by mail.
Vote by mail
For the first time, mail ballot voting is now available to all eligible voters, but electors have to request their package before 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 13. Complete mail ballots must be received by the Chief Election Officer before 8 p.m. on election day (Oct. 15).
People are eligible to vote by mail if they are qualified and registered as a resident elector or registered as a non-resident property elector.
There are several dates electors can vote in advance.
For the District of Sechelt, advance voting will take place on Oct. 5 and 11 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sechelt Library/Municipal Hall on the main floor, 5797 Cowrie Street.
Voters of the Sunshine Coast Regional District and Town of Gibsons can vote in advance on Oct. 5 and 12. Advance voting in Gibsons will be available 8am to 8pm at the Gibsons & Area Community Centre, 700 Park Road. For the Electoral Area B (Halfmoon Bay) race in the SCRD, advance voting will be at the 1975 Field Road office between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.