How to vote if you aren't registered

Boundary Sentinel
By Boundary Sentinel
May 11th, 2013

At this late date, it’s too late for voters to register in advance. But that doesn’t mean unregistered voters can’t make their voices heard.

BC residents that aren’t registered need to bring government-issued photo identification and proof of their residential address. A few types of valid ID include a BC driver’s license of ID card, BC services card, a certificate of Indian status that was issued by the Government of Canada or two pieces of ID that show the voters name and address – like a utility bill.

Voters that forget their ID can still have someone vouch for them as long as the voucher is a registered voter and family member.

Almost anyone can vote in BC as long as they are over the age of 18, a Canadian citizen and living in an electoral district for at least six months before the election date. Some individuals are disqualified from voting due to a criminal background or involuntary confinement to a psychiatric institution.

The election starts tomorrow, May 14, and the polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Read this article to find out where to vote.  

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