WATCH: Don Main with Elections BC explains everything you need to know about voting in the Metro Vancouver transit plebiscite
VANCOUVER – Metro Vancouver’s transit plebiscite is taking place from March 16 to May 29, 2015.
The question will be: “Do you support a new 0.5% Metro Vancouver Congestion Improvement Tax, to be dedicated to the Mayors’ Transportation and Transit Plan?”
If passed, the tax would fund light-rail lines in Surrey, a new Pattullo Bridge, an extension of the Millennium Line, and general improvements to B.C.’s roads and transit structures.
How to vote:
If you are a registered voter in Metro Vancouver, you will get your voting package in the mail between March 16 and March 27. If you do not receive one by March 27, you can ask for one by calling 1-800-661-8683 or going online at elections.bc.ca/ovr.
For anyone who needs to access services in person, or who has difficulties receiving mail, you can register and ask for a voting package at a Plebiscite Service Office beginning April 13. You can mail your completed package or drop it off at a Plebiscite Service Office.
You will be able to request a voting package until midnight on Friday, May 15 and all votes must be received before 8 p.m. on Friday, May 29.