Voters in Castlegar are going to be able to send in their ballots by mail in the upcoming byelection.
Qualified electors wanting to vote by mail must complete an application to vote by mail by 4 p.m. March 26.
“Offering mail ballots is a priority for the city so we can ensure our community has voting options that ensure public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Nicole Brown, the City’s Chief Election Officer.
“The timelines are tight for mail ballots so we’re encouraging residents to submit applications as soon as possible if they wish to vote by mail.”
Applications are available on the city’s website at castlegar.ca/2021byelection. They can also be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, in-person at City Hall or by phoning 250-365-7227.
The city expects to send mail ballot voting packages to qualified electors around April 7, 2021.
To be counted, mail ballots must be received by the Chief Election Officer by:
Mail or in-person delivery to Castlegar City Hall by 4 p.m. April 23 or
Hand-delivery to the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officers on general voting day, April 24 at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex at 2101 – 6th Avenue, Castlegar, BC, by 8 p.m.
Residents wishing to vote in person have the following options:
General voting day — Saturday, April 24 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex (located at 2101 6th Avenue).
Advance voting days — Wednesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 21 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex.
The most current by-election information is available at castlegar.ca/2021byelection.