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Boundary commission hits OK

The independent BC Electoral Commission will make two stops in the Okanagan as part of a 29 city tour to get public input on possible boundary changes.

The commission is looking for input on the area, boundaries and names of provincial electoral districts to be used for the next two provincial elections.

The six and a half week provincial tour begins Sept. 22 in Prince Rupert and wraps up Nov. 7 in an as yet to be determined location.

The commission will make stops in Penticton Oct. 8 at 5:30 at the Days Inn and Conference Centre and Oct. 9 in Kelowna at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Prestige Inn.

There will also be stops in Kamloops and Salmon Arm on Oct. 6.

"Now is the time to have your say and shape your province," says Commission Chair, Justice Tom Melnick.

"This democratic process is a unique opportunity for British Columbians to provide their views about how their communities are represented geographically in the Legislative Assembly."

Input received will help shape the commission's preliminary report which must be submitted to the Legislature before May 9, 2015.

Views, submissions and presentations may also be made online, by email to [email protected] or by mail to PO Box 9275 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC, V8W 9J6.

All submissions must be received by the commission by Sunday, November 16, 2014.

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