Advance voting TWO days left (Oct 16 + 17), 29,000+ ballots cast so far, probably 80% on election day

Here below is some useful information from the City of Vancouver issued Oct 16, 2018 regarding final two advance voting dates (Oct 16 + 17), and Election Day Oct 20. 

[Note that in 2014, 43.4% of registered voters voted. There were 415,978 registered voters in 2014, and 180,668 ballots cast in Vancouver. (Don’t quote us on these numbers. Not 100% checked.) But it looks like with 29,000 ballots cost on the first six of eight advance voting days, we are on track for about 39,000 advance ballots, and with a few assumptions it looks to us like about 80 percent of ballots will be cast on the actual election day. So stay tuned for relevant news in the final days to Oct 20.] below is the text from the City today.

Last day of advance voting is tomorrow, October 17

Over 29,000 ballots cast so far

The last day for advance voting in the Vancouver city election is tomorrow, Wednesday October 17.

Over the first six days of advance voting, over 29,000 votes have been cast, which is higher than the 23,811 votes cast in the first six days of advance voting in 2014.

As well, over 900 ballots were cast in the first ever Kids Vote program, held this past weekend. Results from the Kids Vote will be announced on October 20 after 8pm.

Citizens can vote at any of the following locations during advance voting [Oct 10 to 17, from 8 am to 8 pm]:

  • Britannia Community Services Centre, 1661 Napier Street
  • Hastings Community Centre, 3096 East Hastings Street
  • Kerrisdale Community Centre, 5851 West Boulevard
  • Killarney Community Centre, 6260 Killarney Street
  • Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre, 2690 Larch Street
  • Marpole – Oakridge Community Centre, 990 West 59th Avenue
  • Renfrew Park Community Centre, 2929 East 22nd Avenue
  • Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
  • Sunset Community Centre, 6810 Main Street
  • Trout Lake Community Centre, 3360 Victoria Drive
  • West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street
  • Vancouver City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue

Election day is October 20, when over 100 voting places will be open from 8am to 8pm.

Most voting places are wheelchair accessible: find accessibility details for every location on our website. Support is also available for those who need help marking their ballot or have difficulty speaking, reading, or understanding English.

Citizens who received voter information cards are encouraged to bring them to the voting place to speed up voting.

Selfie stations are also available at each voting location, and citizens are encouraged to snap pictures with their I Voted stickers and use the hashtag #VancouverVotes to raise awareness of voting.

Plan your vote to save time

 With a long list of candidates in random order this year, the City recommends that voters plan their vote in advance to save time in the voting booth.

Voters can easily make a plan to take to the voting place in two ways:

  • Use the Plan Your Vote tool at vancouver.ca/vote, or
  • Fill in the worksheet in the printed voters’ guide, available at all community centres and libraries.

 Access for voters with disabilities and other vulnerable residents

 Voting opportunities are still available until October 19 at 90 special facilities, including hospitals, large care facilities, shelters, social service drop-in centres and smaller care facilities. More than 30 opportunities are located in the Downtown Eastside and Strathcona. A full list of locations and times can be found on the election website (PDF).

Accessible ballot marking machine available

During advance voting only, an accessible ballot marking machine will be available at Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre and Killarney Community Centre.

Those who require assistance marking their ballot can use the machine, which features:

  • Sip-and-puff-, paddle- or other accessibility devices
  • Audio instructions and braille markings on paddles and buttons
  • Large print or high colour contrast
  • Audio and written ballot marking instructions in Cantonese, Mandarin, and Punjabi

Watch a video to learn more about the machine.

Two buildings lighting up in salmon across Vancouver

To promote the city election period, two buildings across Vancouver are lighting up in salmon (hot pink) from October 10 to 20. Salmon is the main colour in the City of Vancouver Election Office’s nonpartisan colour palette.

Buildings that will light up during this time include:

–      Vancouver City Hall

–      False Creek Energy Centre

For more information on the Vancouver city election, visit vancouver.ca/vote.

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