June 12, 2013 11:05 am
Updated: June 27, 2013 4:44 pm

Premier Christy Clark calls byelection for July 10 in Westside-Kelowna

BC Liberal leader Christy Clark waves to the crowd after she arrives on stage after winning the British Columbia provincial election in Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday, May 14, 2013.


Premier Christy Clark has called a byelection on July 10 in Westside-Kelowna.

MLA Ben Stewart resigned on June 11 so Clark could run in the riding after losing to NDP candidate David Eby in the riding of Vancouver-Point Grey.

Public school teacher Carole Gordon will be running against Clark for the BC NDP.

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“Carole Gordon and the B.C. NDP will make sure voters here in Kelowna and West Kelowna can choose a strong local voice to represent them,” says Dix.

Sean Upshaw will be running for the BC Conservatives in the byelection.

If Clark wins on July 10 she can expect to be in the legislature by late July.

For information on voting visit Elections BC or call 1-800-661-8683.

“During the recent general election, more voters took advantage of advance and absentee voting opportunities than ever before” says Keith Archer, Chief Electoral Officer.  “British Columbia offers voters an accessible and flexible electoral process.  Westside-Kelowna voters have many ways to vote from now until General Voting Day.”

Residents of Westside-Kelowna are eligible to vote if they are 18 years of age or older on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, (General Voting Day), they are a Canadian citizen and they have lived in B.C. for the past six months.

During the by-election, voters can vote:

  • At the district electoral office until 4 p.m. on General Voting Day
  • At any advance voting location in the electoral district, Wednesday, July 3, 2013 to Saturday, July 6, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • At any voting place in the electoral district on General Voting Day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • By requesting a Vote by Mail package from the district electoral office or Elections BC

Voter registration for the by-election closes on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at midnight.  Voters may register or update their voter information online at elections.bc.ca/ovr or by phone toll-free at 1-800-661-8683.

Voters may also register or update their voter information when they go to vote.  All voters must prove their identity and residential address before voting or registering when voting.  A list of acceptable identification is available from Elections BC.

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