Voting day is fast approaching and it can be confusing to find all the information you need. The NOW has compiled a list of what you need to know to vote in Burnaby.
REGISTRATION FOR VOTING
If you are registered, you should be receiving a voter information card in the mail by Sept. 10, 2021. The card will show where your polling station is.
If the name on your card is right and you meet all eligibility criteria on the card, you're all set to vote.
Bring your card with you to your polling station along with accepted identification.
Elections Canada says if you do not get your card or the information is incorrect, your voter registration might not be current.
You can use Election Canada's online voter registration service to check your registration.
You can also call Elections Canada at 1-800-463-6868.
Residents are also able to register when they go to vote. You can find details about assigned election day and advance polling stations using the voter information service online.
WHEN YOU CAN VOTE
- General voting day - Sept. 20, 2021
- Advance polling - Sept. 10, 11, 12, 13
- Vote by mail - You must apply before Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m.
- Elections Canada Offices - Ballots can be cast at any Elections Canada office
TIMES YOU CAN VOTE
- General voting day - 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Advance voting days - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Vote by mail - You must apply for your ballot before Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. Completed packages must be received by the time polls close in your riding
- Elections Canada Offices - You can vote from now on at any Elections Canada Office before Sept. 14 at 6 p.m.
- Monday to Friday - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Saturday - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday - Noon to 4 p.m.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE
- Be a Canadian citizen
- Be at least 18 years old on election day
- Prove identity and address
ID YOU NEED TO VOTE
- Option one - Show one of these pieces of ID
- Driver's Licence
- Any other card issued by a Canadian government (federal, provincial/territorial or local) with photo, name and current address
- Option two - Show two of these pieces of ID
- Voter information card and bank statement
- Utility bill and student ID Card
- The full list of acceptable forms of ID are available online
- Option three - If you don't have ID
- You can still vote if you declare identity and address in writing and have someone who knows you and is assigned to your polling station vouch for you
- The voucher must be able to prove their identity and address. A person can couch for only one person (except in long-term care facilities)
COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES YOU SHOULD KNOW
- As masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces in B.C. via public health order issued by Dr. Bonnie Henry, masks will be required when voting inside a polling station
- The B.C. vaccine Card will not be required to vote
- Single-use pencils will be provided but electors are welcome to bring their own pen or pencil from home
WHO IS RUNNING IN BURNABY?
Here is a full list of candidates running in Burnaby South and Burnaby North-Seymour.
- Terry Beech - Liberal Party of Canada
- Kelsey Shein - Conservative Party of Canada
- Jim Hanson - NDP Party of Canada
- Bradley Nickerson - People's Party of Canada
- Peter Dolling - Green Party of Canada
- Brea Sami - Liberal Party of Canada
- Jagmeet Singh - NDP Party of Canada
- Likky Lavji - Conservative Party of Canada
- Maureen Curran - Green Party of Canada
- Martin Kendell - Independent
- Marcella Williams - People's Party of Canada
A reminder that it is illegal to take a photo of a marked ballot. Elections Canada says if you would like to mark the occassion, you can take a selfie outside of the polling place.