Polls open tomorrow: where and when will you vote?

October 9, 2018

Kelowna voters will start heading to the advance polls on Wednesday Oct. 10 to vote in the 2018 General Local Election.

Polls open on Wednesday at 8 a.m. at both Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way, and City Hall, 1435 Water St., and will run until 8 p.m.

“We want to ensure voting is accessible for all voters, and that includes offering more advance voting days and locations throughout Kelowna for residents to make it to the polls,” says Chief Election Officer Karen Needham. “In addition to the five advance voting days, there will be 12 poll locations open on Election Day. Residents can choose the day, place and time to vote that works best for them.”

Advance voting opportunities are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following:

Wednesday, Oct. 10

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

Saturday, Oct. 13

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

Wednesday, Oct. 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 & Education Foyer, 1137 Alumni Ave

Thursday, Oct. 18

  • Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way

Friday, Oct. 19

  • Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way

All voting locations are accessible to all electors. In addition, a voter assist terminal is available at Parkinson Recreation Centre. It provides an electronic option for electors to mark their own ballot privately and independently.

Election Day is Saturday, Oct. 20. Residents will have 12 locations to choose from, including Orchard Park Shopping Centre open 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. All other Election Day voting locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. View a map of poll locations online at kelowna.ca/election.

Registration is done on site at the poll location where you decide to vote. You will need to bring two pieces of ID that prove their identity and Kelowna residency. One must have your signature and one with your address to prove you live in Kelowna.

To be eligible to vote you need to have been a resident of Kelowna for at least 30 days, be 18 years or older, have lived in BC for at least six months and a Canadian citizen. While you must reside in City limits, you do not need to own property to vote. If you are unsure if you reside within City of Kelowna limits, contact the Office of the City Clerk at 250-469-8645 or at cityclerk@kelowna.ca to confirm your address and voting eligibility.

Kelowna voters will elect the City’s mayor and eight councillors, as well as four school trustees. The list of candidates can be viewed on kelowna.ca/election, along with contact details provided by each candidate.

Voters can visit kelowna.ca/election for more election information. Sign up for e-updates to receive election news to your inbox and join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #kelownavotes.