Advance voting day Nov. 5 for civic election

NEWS/ CIVIC ELECTION 2014 — The civic election isn’t until Nov. 15 but voters who will be away can cast their ballots in advance next Wednesday, Nov. 5.

VotelogAdvance voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at designated voting places in communities throughout B.C. Polling stations for the advance vote are being advertised and are posted on websites for the City of Kamloops, Thompson-Nicola Regional District and other jurisdictions.

To be eligible to vote, citizens must be:

• 18 years of age or older on general voting day;

• a Canadian citizen;

• a resident of British Columbia for at least six months;

• living, or own property, in the jurisdiction where they intend to vote for at least 30 days;

• not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in a local election or be otherwise disqualified by law.

Eligible voters don’t need to be registered to participate in advance voting. Two pieces of identification are required, showing who the individual is and where they live — one piece of identification must include a signature.

General voting day is Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, to elect municipal, regional district and school district representatives. A list of all registered candidates is available online from CivicInfo BC at:

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