Voters cast ballots Saturday

Close to 800 take part in Penticton’s advance polls

Almost 800 people have already had their say, and Penticton voters can add their voice to the chorus on Saturday during general voting day.

Results of the advance polls show that 393 ballots were cast on Nov. 9 and 404 were cast on Nov. 10 in council chambers at Penticton City Hall.

General voting day on Saturday, Nov. 19 is now on the horizon, and ballots can be cast between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Those who have not cast a ballot during the advance poll and do not intend to vote by mail can vote at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, 273 Power St.

People may vote in the civic election if they meet all of these criteria: they are 18 years of age or older on general voting day; are a Canadian citizen; have been a resident of B.C. for at least six months; and have not been disqualified by the Local Government Act or other legislative acts by law.

Voters must produce two pieces of identification — one bearing a signature that proves identity and residency.

Acceptable forms of identification include: a B.C. Care Card, B.C. driver’s licence, B.C. ID from the Motor Vehicle Branch, Canadian citizenship card, credit or debit card if the name is embossed on the card, a City of Penticton property tax notice, ICBC owner’s certificate of insurance and vehicle licence, social insurance number card, utility bill or Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance EIA0081 form. Those without ID showing address will be asked to sign a declaration of residency form at the voting place.