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Advance Polling Starts Today

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009 04:00 AM

Prince George, B.C. - Advance voting starts today in the Provincial election and goes through to and including Saturday.  
Elections B.C. is spreading the message that you can turn one vote into three, simply by bringing a relative, a friend, a work colleague with you when you vote. “Only one party will win the election, but we can all win by getting a good turnout—a good sign of the strength of our democracy” says Harry Neufeld, Chief Elections Officer for B.C.
There is a possibility of reaching 2 million voters in B.C. which would be a new milestone for voter turnout. Anyone can vote at an advance poll, it is not just for those who may be away on election day.
If you’re not registered, you can still vote—get registered when you vote. Be sure to bring along identification with you.


Bring along:

one document issued by the Government of B.C. or Canada that contains your name, photograph and residential address, such as a B.C. driver’s licence or B.C. Identification Card (BCID)

OR  Certificate of Indian Status

OR two documents that contain your name.  At least one of the documents must also contain your residential address.  

The Chief Electoral Officer has authorized the following types of documents for this purpose. 

Government-issued identity documents 

(For example, healthcare card, birth certificate, Social Insurance Card, passport, citizenship document/certificate, Old Age Security Identification Card, Canadian Forces identification, Firearm Acquisition Certificate, firearm Possession and Acquisition Licence, Veterans Affairs Canada Health Care Identification Card, Correctional Service Canada Offender Identification Card) 

Other government-issued documents  

(For example, property tax assessment, income tax assessment notice, government cheque, government cheque stub, statement of employment insurance benefits paid, Canada Child Tax Benefit Statement, statement of Canada Pension Plan benefits, statement of Old Age Security)  

School/college/university-issued document 

(For example, admissions letter, report card, transcript, residence acceptance, tuition/fees statement, student card) 

Other documents 

  • Provincial Where to Vote card
  • Bank/credit card or statement
  • Residential lease/mortgage statement Insurance statement
  • Public transportation pass­
  • Utility bill
  • Membership card
  • Hospital bracelet/document
  • Attestation of residence 
If you aren’t sure about who the candidates are in your riding, you can visit  for more information on the names of the candidates and their parties.
Here are the advance polling stations in the  Prince George and area ridings:

Prince George -Mackenzie:

  • Christ Our Saviour Hall, 4514 Austin Rd W, Prince George Wheelchair Accessible
  • Zion Lutheran Church, 180 Tabor Blvd S, Prince George Wheelchair Accessible
  • Kinsmen Club of Mackenzie, 100 MacKenzie Blvd, Mackenzie Wheelchair Accessible

Prince George - Valemount:

  • Elder Citizens Rec Assn, 1692 10 Ave, Prince George Wheelchair Accessible
  • Elks Hall, 172 Holdway St, McBride Wheelchair Accessible
  • Government Agents Office, 1201 5 Ave, Valemount Wheelchair Accessible

Nechako Lakes:

  • Houston Sr Activity Centre, 3250 14 St W, Houston Wheelchair Accessible
  • Immaculata Catholic Church, 248 3 Ave, Burns Lake Wheelchair Accessible
  • Music Makers Hall, 241 2 Ave W, Fort St. James Wheelchair Accessible
  • Royal Canadian Legion Hall 274, 165 Chowsunket St, Fraser Lake Wheelchair Accessible
  • Vanderhoof Fire Hall, 2353 Burrard Ave, Vanderhoof Wheelchair Accessible

Cariboo North:

  • Overlander Hotel, 1118 Lakeview Cres, Williams Lake Wheelchair Accessible
  • Royal Canadian Legion 94, 262 Kinchant St, Quesnel Wheelchair Accessible

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Saw a group of four people wearing a Liberal candidate's badge standing right outside of a polling station. Must be desperate.
I went and voted today.
I feel so naughty!