Oyama residents cast advance polls Thursday; Carr’s Landing today

Solid turnout continues for CN Rail referendum with advance polling prior to April 25 general vote

The District of Lake Country held the second of five advance polls on Thursday at the Oyama Community Hall with 531 electors casting their ballot. A total of 1,584 electors have now cast ballots during the first two advance polls.

General Voting Day is Saturday, April 25 with residents voting whether or not to approve the borrowing of $2.6 million to help purchase the CN Rail corridor.

“It was terrific to have such a great turnout at both advance polls so far,” said chief election officer Reyna Seabrook. “Kudos to the very efficient election officials for their friendly and professional approach to moving people swiftly through the voting process. There have been no significant line-ups or wait times and the voters are really appreciating the extra efforts to make this a positive experience.”

Advance polling is taking place today (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) in Carr’s Landing at the firehall until 7 p.m. and will also be held Monday at the Okanagan Centre Community Hall and Tuesday at municipal hall before advance voting day on April 25 at George Elliot.

When arriving at polling stations, voters will be registered as electors by showing two pieces of identification.  The identification must prove the voter’s residency and identity, including one piece with a signature.  Accepted identification includes:

·         B.C. driver’s license

·         B.C. identification card

·         ICBC certificate of insurance

·         Social Insurance Number card

·         Citizenship card

·         Credit or debit card

·         Current utility bill (with address)

 

Non-resident property electors will need identification proving identity and proof of sole or joint ownership of property in Lake Country.

For a complete list of polling station addresses, to access consent forms, or to find information about the project please visit www.lakecountry.bc.ca.