The 2014 General Election in Penticton is being held to elect one mayor, six councillors and four school board trustees for the 2014-2018 term.
General voting day is Saturday, Nov. 15 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, 273 Power St.
The city and BC Transit are offering "Ride for Free Voting Day," free public transit to the polls Saturday. Voters can hop on any regular route or book a HandyDart ride at no charge providing they are going to the polls.
If you are not already on the list of electors, a person may register at time of voting. The person must complete the application form including your date of birth or the last six digits of your social insurance number and provide two pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove both residency and identity.
Picture identification is not necessary.
Electors will also be required to make a declaration as follows:
- You are 18 years of age or older
- You are a Canadian Citizen
- You have been a resident of B.C. for at least six months immediately preceding the day of registration
- You have been a resident of the City of Penticton for at least 30 days immediately preceding the day of registration
- You are not otherwise disqualified by law from voting.
Acceptable forms of identification include: B.C. CareCard; B.C. Driver's Licence; B.C. ID Card; Canadian citizenship card; credit or debit card if a name is embossed on the card; City of Penticton property tax notice; Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance request for continued assistance form EIA0081; social insurance number card; City utility bill.
More information on candidates, mail ballots and Elections BC rules on the Elections Penticton webpage.