Most British Columbians will head to the polls for civic elections on Oct. 20, but across Metro Vancouver, people in a handful of communities are already making their mark.
Advance voting kicked off on Saturday in five Metro municipalities
In Surrey, polls at six locations were opened from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Burnaby also opened six locations to advanced voting, with polls closing at 8 p.m.
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People looking to vote should have either their voter card and a single piece of ID, or alternately, two pieces of ID.
Acceptable forms of ID include a driver’s license, BC ID card, ICBC certificate of insurance, passport, social insurance card, Indian Status Card, birth certificate or utility bill.
Residents in most other Metro Vancouver communities will have to wait until Oct. 10 for their chance to cast an early vote.
Full list of early voting dates for Metro Vancouver
- Vancouver: Oct. 10-17
- West Vancouver: Oct. 10
- District of North Vancouver: Oct 10, 13, 15
- City of North Vancouver: Oct. 10, 13, 16–19
- Burnaby: Oct. 6, 10, 13
- New Westminster: Oct. 10, 13, 17
- Port Moody: Oct. 10, 13
- Port Coquitlam: Oct. 10
- Coquitlam: Oct. 10-19
- Pitt Meadows: Oct. 10, 12
- Maple Ridge: Oct. 6, 10, 13-18
- Delta: Oct. 6, 10-13
- Surrey: Oct. 6, 10, 11, 13
- Township of Langley: Oct. 10-13, 15-18
- City of Langley: Oct. 9-11, 17
- Bowen Island: Oct. 10
- Anmore: Oct. 10