Electoral reform voting deadline Friday at 4:30 p.m.

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
December 7, 2018 - 8:17am Updated: December 7, 2018 - 11:52am

Electoral reform ballots will be accepted at any Service BC office until Friday, Dec. 7 at 4:30 p.m. The only regional Service BC location is at 460 Selby St. in Nanaimo.Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

The Service BC office in Nanaimo is located at 460 Selby St. near Albert St.Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

NANAIMO — It's last call to make sure provincial electoral reform referendum ballots get into the hands of Elections BC.

Spokesman Andrew Watson said ballots must be dropped off at any Service BC location by Friday, Dec. 7 at 4:30 p.m.

Watson stressed it's now too late to mail in your ballot.

The only Service BC outlet on the mid-island is in Nanaimo at 460 Selby St., near Albert St., where a drop-off box is located.

A list of all Service BC locations in the province is available here.

Voters are asked whether they favour the current first-past-the-post system, or one of three proportional representation systems.

A majority of the votes cast will dictate what kind of electoral system B.C. will use moving forward.

More than 1.3 million British Columbians voted as of Friday morning, amounting to 41 per cent of eligible voters.


Local referendum turnout as of Friday morning:

Nanaimo: 39.7%

Nanaimo-North Cowichan: 40.1%

Parksville-Qualicum: 51.4% (Second highest in B.C.)

Mid-Island Pacific-Rim: 40%


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