On Saturday, October 24, British Columbians will head to the polls to vote in the provincial election recently announced by Premier John Horgan.
B.C.’s construction industry is an economic powerhouse, employing approximately 236,000 men and women and contributing almost 9% to provincial GDP. It is therefore critical that the political party elected to power understands the construction industry’s concerns and delivers what it needs, when it needs it.
VRCA has curated general information about the election and the campaign promises relevant to the construction industry in order to help members make an informed decision at the polls.
General voter registration for the provincial election has closed online and by phone, but you can still register or update your information when you vote in person or by mail. You may need to provide photocopies of acceptable ID if voting by mail.
To register to vote in British Columbia, you must be:
- 18 or older by General Voting Day,
- a Canadian citizen, and
- a B.C. resident for the past six months as of General Voting Day.
To vote by mail, request a vote-by-mail package on the Elections BC website or by phone at 1-800-661-8683. If you are not registered to vote or your voter information is out of date, your vote-by-mail package will include instructions on how to register or update your information. You will need to provide photocopies of valid identification.
Voting places and the dates they are open are being confirmed and will be available on Elections BC’s website as soon as possible. They will also be listed on Where to Vote cards sent to every registered voter in the province before the start of the advance voting period. Find out where to vote.
Advance voting runs from Thursday, October 14 to Wednesday, October 21
General Voting Day is Saturday, October 24 from 8 am to 8 pm.
The following is a sample of election stories relevant to the construction industry: