Voter information for the 2018 election

The 2018 General Local Election will be held on Saturday, October 20. Your vote matters; have your say to elect Kelowna’s 2018-2022 City Council and Board of Education Trustees. In addition to the general voting day, we’ve added even more advance voting days and locations to make it easier for you to get to the polls (voting stations will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.).

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When and where to vote in Kelowna
Advance voting days and locations

October 10

  • Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way
  • City Hall, 1435 Water Street

October 13

  • Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way
  • Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Drive
  • Hollywood Education Centre, 1040 Hollywood Road
  • Watson Road Elementary, 475 Yates Road

October 17

  • Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way
  • City Hall, 1435 Water Street
  • Okanagan College, Centre for Learning Atrium, 1000 KLO Road
  • UBC Okanagan, Engineering Management and Education (EME) Foyer (Lower Level), 1137 Alumni Avenue

October 18

  • Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way

October 19

  • Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way
Where to vote on General Voting Day, Saturday, Oct. 20

There are 12 locations on General Voting Day across Kelowna. Voters can go to any location of their choosing.

  • City Hall, 1435 Water Street
  • Capital News Centre, 4105 Gordon Drive
  • Dr. Knox Middle School, 121 Drysdale Boulevard
  • East Kelowna Hall, 2704 East Kelowna Road
  • Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Drive
  • Hollywood Education Centre, 1040 Hollywood Road
  • Okanagan Mission Hall, 4409 Lakeshore Road
  • Orchard Park Mall, 2271 Harvey Avenue
  • Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way
  • Rutland Senior Secondary, 705 Rutland Road N
  • Spring Valley Elementary, 350 Ziprick Road
  • Watson Road Elementary, 475 Yates Road
Out of town on Advance or General Voting Day? Vote by mail.
  • You can fill out an application form to vote by mail or visit the Office of the City Clerk in person at City Hall (2nd floor).  
  • Once your application is accepted, a mail-in ballot package can either be picked up in person at City Hall, or you may request to have it mailed to you. You are responsible for ensuring that your completed ballot package is received at the Office of the City Clerk before or on General Voting Day, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 no later than 8 p.m.
Is the election accessible for persons of all abilities?

All voting in the City of Kelowna is being conducted in facilities accessible to all voters.  This includes general access, and a voting layout that accommodates those requiring assistance. 

In particular, each location provides an option for an individual (or election official) to take an oath, and provide assistance to another voter, including: 

  • as a translator who will assist through the registration process; and/or
  • providing written assistance if required to mark a ballot, and/or
  • conducting curbside voting for those unable to enter the voting place.

As an option for those with differing abilities, the voter assist terminal will once again be available in order to provide an electronic option for electors to mark their own ballots privately and independently.  The voter assist terminal will be available at Parkinson Recreation Centre during all advanced and general voting days.

For those residents, family members and staff in complex care facilities who are eligible to vote, the city works with Interior Health to offer special voting opportunities. Special voting is also arranged at Kelowna General Hospital during special hours on general voting day, Oct. 20. 

What to know to vote in the 2018 election
Who is eligible to vote?

Am I eligible to vote in the election?

To vote in the election as a resident elector, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have not voted before in this election; and
  • Are a Canadian citizen; and
  • Will be 18 years of age or older on Oct. 20, 2018; and
  • Have been a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before today’s date; and
  • Have been a resident of the City of Kelowna for at least 30 days immediately before today’s date; and
  • Not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election and am not otherwise disqualified by law

To vote in the election as a non-resident elector you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have not voted before in this election; and
  • Are a Canadian citizen; and
  • Will be 18 years of age or older on Oct. 20, 2018; and
  • Have been a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before today; and
  • Have  been a registered owner of real property in Kelowna for at least 30 days before today; and
  • Not holding the property in trust for a corporation or any other trust; and
  • Not entitled to register as a resident elector in Kelowna; and
  • Not  registered as a non-resident (property) elector in relation to any other parcel of real property in Kelowna; and
  • If applicable, have received the written consent of the majority of individuals registered as owners of the real  property to be registered as the non-resident (property) elector for this property; and
  • Not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election and am not otherwise disqualified by law

 

Register and vote at any location

To vote in Kelowna, we offer same day elector registration at all the voting locations. You can register and cast your vote at any voting location of your choice. You will need two pieces of government issued ID to prove identity and residency. See below.

What do I need to bring with me to the voting station?

You will need to bring two pieces of ID with you to the voting location. One must be a Government issued ID, and one must have your signature on it. One piece should have your address on it to prove where you live.

Acceptable pieces of ID include:

  • Driver’s License
  • BC Identification Card
  • BC Care Card
  • Social Insurance Card/Letter
  • ICBC Insurance Documents
  • Credit Card/ Debit Card
  • Utility Bill
  • Rent Receipt

*Please note if your driver’s license and BC care card are combined on one card, it is considered only one piece of identification; you will need a second piece of ID as well.