ID required to vote in federal election Tuesday

  • Oct. 8, 2008 6:00 p.m.

Islanders must bring identification to prove their name and address when they go to vote in the federal election this Tuesday (Oct. 14). Whether you are on the voters’ list or not, you will need to bring at least one piece of ID to the polling station and possibly two, says Skeena-Bulkley Valley chief returning officer Brian Roberts. These are new rules and they apply to everyone across the country, he said. Voters can provide either one piece of identification which has their photo, name and address (such as a drivers’ licence), or two pieces of ID, both with their name and one with their address (such as a health care card and a hydro bill). There is a third option, which is to swear an oath at the polling station and be vouched for by an elector who is on the voters’ list for the same community and has acceptable ID. Voters should also bring their voter information card with them if they have received one, Mr. Roberts said, although this isn’t strictly necessary. It will just make things easier at the polling station. There will be polls open in all islands communities on election day from 7 am until 7 pm. Voters must vote at the location indicated on their voter card. If you’re not sure where to vote, you can find out at www.elections.ca or by calling the Skeena-Bulkley Valley returning office in Prince Rupert at 1-866-546-7618. Islands polls are located at:. the community hall in Old Massett. the Howard Phillips community hall in Masset. the community hall in Port Clements. the fire hall in Tlell. the community hall on Front Street in Skidegate. the Legion in Queen Charlotte. the community hall in Sandspit. There are six candidates running in our riding of Skeena-Bulkley Valley. In alphabetical order, they are: Hondo Arendt of the Green Party, Nathan Cullen of the NDP (the incumbent), Mary-Etta Goodacre of the Canadian Action Party, Corinna Morhart of the Liberal Party, Sharon Smith of the Conservative Party, and Rod Taylor of the Christian Heritage Party.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

More parks, trails and protected areas reopen for local day use on Haida Gwaii

Council of the Haida Nation announced more reopenings on Friday, July 3

PHOTOS: Haida Gwaii residents mark Canada Day with mini parade and more

Rainmakers also performed on Canada Day, but singer Julia Weder said they call it ‘occupation day’

Skidegate celebrates 2020 grads with button blanket ceremony

Graduating students celebrated with Haida singing, drumming, speeches and custom button blankets

VIDEO: Port Clements bumper golf course in full swing

Volunteers, rec staff transformed soccer field into small, social distancing-friendly golf course

Gwaii Trust Society creates ‘Staycation Grant’ for Haida Gwaii residents

Residents may apply for up to $250 to explore adventure opportunities in their own backyard

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

These are the dog days of summer. How much do you know about dogs?

Police ramp up efforts to get impaired drivers off B.C. roads this summer

July is dedicated to the Summer CounterAttack Impaired Driving Campaign

Migrant workers stage multi-city action for full status amid COVID-19 risks

‘COVID-19 has exacerbated an existing crisis’

Okanagan school drops ‘Rebels’ sports team name, citing links with U.S. Civil War

Name and formerly-used images “fly in the face” of the district’s human rights policy, says board chair

PHOTOS: B.C.’s top doc picks up personalized Fluevog shoes, tours mural exhibition

Murals of Gratitude exhibit includes at least one portrait of Henry alongside paintings of health-care workers

In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusion

Buffeted by invisible forces and just plain worn out, the United States of America celebrates its 244th birthday

Stop enforcing sex work laws during COVID-19, advocates say

There are provisions in Canada’s prostitution laws that make workers immune from prosecution, but not from arrest

Liberal party finished 2019 having spent $43 million, raised $42 million

All political parties had until midnight June 30 to submit their financial reports for last year

B.C. teacher loses licence after sexual relationships with two recently-graduated students

The teacher won’t be allowed to apply for a teaching certificate until 2035

Most Read