Voting period for 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform extended to December 7

THE voting period for the 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform has been extended. Elections BC announced on Friday that it will now accept completed voting packages until 4:30 p.m. on December 7.

“We have worked closely with Canada Post to understand the full impact of rotating strikes on the referendum process,” said Chief Electoral Officer Anton Boegman. “Rotating strikes have impacted accessibility. As a result we have extended the deadline to ensure that voters are not prevented from participating through no fault of their own.”

Voters are encouraged to return their completed voting package as soon as possible to ensure it is received in time and to give Elections BC enough time to contact them if their returned package is missing required information.

The deadline to request a voting package remains midnight tonight (Friday, November 23). Eligible voters can request a package:

  • By visiting until midnight tonight
  • By calling 1-800-661-8683 until midnight tonight
  • By visiting a Service BC Centre or Referendum Service Office during office hours today (find locations and hours at