Snowbirds rejoice - you don't have to be in Kelowna, or even the country, to vote in the November 15 municipal election.
If you will be out of town election day or during any of the advance polling days Nov. 5, 12, 13 and 14, you can can still make your choice known for mayor, council and school trustee.
All you have to do is complete an application to request a mail ballot package by Friday, Oct. 24 online or pick up an application at the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall, 2nd floor, 1435 Water Street.
Those with disabilities and illness or injury that affects their ability to visit a voting location may also apply for a mail-in ballot.
Completed mail-in ballots must be returned to the Chief Election Officer at City Hall by 8 p.m. on Election Day, Saturday, Nov.15.
During the 2009 by-election, 28 people voted by mail while in 2011, 226 chose the mail-in option.
You are eligible to vote if you have been a resident of Kelowna for 30 days or longer, are 18 years of age or older, have lived in BC for at least six months and are a Canadian citizen.
Click here for more information about the election, resident/non-resident (property) elector eligibility, or other voting opportunities.
Mail-in voting may not be as popular four years from now.
The province has committed to move election day from mid November to October in 2018 meaning many of the snowbirds who typically leave the country in early November will likely be around to vote in person.