HST voting packages mail out

HST Referendum Voting Package is being mailed out to BC residents.

  • Jun. 14, 2011 1:00 p.m.

VICTORIA – An HST Referendum Voting Package is being mailed to each registered voter beginning today.

“Voting packages are being delivered to electoral districts in the North, the Interior and the Islands June 13-17,” said Acting Chief Electoral Officer Craig James, “marking the first phase of the HST Referendum Voting Package distribution.”

HST Referendum Voting Packages are being delivered June 13-17 to 38 electoral districts, including Columbia River-Revelstoke.

Voting packages will be delivered to the remaining 47 electoral districts June 20-24, 2011.

Voters who do not receive a voting package by June 24, 2011 may call Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683 (toll-free) to register to vote or update their voter record and request an HST Referendum Voting Package.  The deadline to request a voting package is midnight (local time) Friday, July 8, 2011.

To be eligible to vote, you must be:

• a Canadian citizen

• 18 years of age or older, on or before July 22, 2011

• a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before July 22, 2011

• registered as a British Columbia voter not disqualified by the Election Act or other law

Ballot packages must be received by Elections BC, a Service BC Centre, or an Elections BC Collection Centre before 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 22, 2011.  Locations to deliver ballot packages are listed on the Elections BC website at http://www.elections.bc.ca/index.php/referenda-recall-initiative/hst-2011/#return. The yellow return envelope is postage paid – no stamp is required if mailed in Canada.

HST Referendum Voting Packages are provided in English.  Translations of the voting package materials in 16 languages are accessible through the Elections BC website at http://www.elections.bc.ca/index.php/hst-ref-vp-translations/.

For more information about the referendum process and the HST Referendum Voting Package, call Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683.