Mail-in ballots accepted for first time in Saanich

Mail ballot applications must be filled out and returned to municipal hall before 4 p.m. on Nov. 17.

  • Oct. 20, 2011 9:00 a.m.

Anyone who won’t be in Saanich or can’t physically make it to a polling station for the Nov. 19 election is invited to apply for a mail-in ballot, the first time the municipality has attempted snail mail voting. Mail ballot applications are available at saanich.ca/living/election.html and must be filled out and returned to municipal hall before 4 p.m. on Nov. 17.

Packages will be sent out in early November once a list of running candidates is finalized and ballots are printed.

It is then voters’ responsibility to make sure their vote is returned (mailed or dropped off) to the chief election officer before polls close at 8 p.m. on Nov. 19.

Mail ballot applications are also available from the legislative services division at Saanich municipal hall (770 Vernon Ave.).

For more information, call 250-475-1775 or email 2011localelection@saanich.ca.

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Vote early

• All eligible voters are allowed to participate in advance voting.

• Two advance polling dates are Wednesday, Nov. 9 and Monday, Nov. 14.

• Voting takes place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Saanich municipal hall (770 Vernon Ave.).

• A complete list of the polling stations open on Nov. 19 is available at saanich.ca.