Compiled by Adam Daff
Registering to vote
You only have to register if this is the first time youve voted in a Canadian federal election, or if youve moved to a new permanent address.
If you havent moved out of your riding since the 2000 federal election and youve voted before, then you dont need to register, you just need to vote.
But if, for instance, youve moved to Whistler from Ontario since the last election and now live in Whistler permanently then you must provide proof of this move on Election Day.
The best kind of proof is a drivers license with your current (Whistler) address on it, but Elections Canada will take any official document that has your name, address and signature on it.
An "official document" includes phone bills, some ski passes, credit card bills etc.
If you are a seasonal employee or on holidays and your permanent address is somewhere else in Canada, then you will need to go back to a polling station near your permanent address on election day and vote there because time has run out for advance voting.
You must be 18 to vote.
How and when to vote:
Present yourself to one of the electoral officers at your closest polling station on Monday June 28, tell them your name, grab a voting card and put a cross next to the candidate, or party, you think will do the best job in federal government.
All the polling stations in B.C. open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. and by law your employer must allow you time off work to vote.
For more information about voting check the Elections Canada Web site at www.elections.ca or call them: in the West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast riding at 1-866-202-6646; in the Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon riding call 1-866-499-8024.
Where to vote:
West Vancouver Sunshine Coast riding (residents in Whistler, Squamish and West Vancouver):
Whistler: Telus Conference Centre
Squamish: Brennan Park Recreation Centre, 1009 Centennial Way
West Vancouver: (there are several locations in West Van) West Vancouver Masonic Hall 1763 Bellvue Ave
Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon (residents in Pemberton, DArcy and Lillooet)
Pemberton: Pemberton Secondary School
Mount Currie: Mount Currie Community Hall
DArcy: NQuatqua Community Hall
Lillooet: Lillooet recreation gym
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