Information for Voters

 

Am I a Penticton Voter?
You must live or own property within the City of Penticton boundaries, as well as meet the eligible criteria to vote in the General Local Election in Penticton. City of Penticton Boundaries Map [PDF - 5.7 MB]

 

Voting Days

Advance Polling Dates:

Wednesday, October 10, 2018:
City Hall, 171 Main Street, Penticton, BC

Saturday, October 13, 2018:
KVR Middle School, 300 Jermyn Avenue, Penticton, BC

Thursday, October 18, 2018:
Penticton Seniors’ Drop-In Centre, 2965 South Main Street, Penticton, BC

Advance voting for the 2018 General Local Election will take place between the hours of 8:00am and 8:00pm.

General voting day is Saturday, October 20, 2018 between the hours of 8:00am and 8:00pm at two locations:

  • Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, 273 Power Street
  • Penticton Seniors’ Drop-In Centre, 2965 S Main Street 

 

Need a lift to cast your vote Saturday, October 20? The City of Penticton and BC Transit are making it easier for voters to get to the polls by offering free transit service.

Voter Requirements

You can vote if you are:

  • You are 18 years of age or older;
  • You are a Canadian Citizen;
  • You have been a resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding the day of registration;
  • You have been a resident of Penticton for at least 30 days immediately preceding the day of registration;
  • You are not otherwise disqualified by law from voting;
  • You are a non-resident property owner (see our website for details).

Remember to bring ID when you vote. If you are NOT already on the List of Electors, you may register at the time of voting. Please provide 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature and one with an address) to prove both residency and identity.

Mail Ballot Voting

Mail ballot voting will be available for those persons who qualify as electors, who have a disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity OR persons who expect to be absent from the municipality on general voting day AND at the times of all advance voting opportunities.

Mail ballots MUST be received by the Chief Elections Officer before the close of voting on general voting day. Electors can contact City Hall to request a mail ballot package. The City will commence mail ballot processing on or around October 1, 2018.

Election Resources

For more local election information and helpful videos like the ones below, visit the Province of BC website and the Elections BC website.