Eligible voters in Electoral Areas “A” (Wells Gray Country), “B” (Thompson Headwaters), “J”, “L”, “O” (Lower North Thompson) and “P” within the Thompson-Nicola Regional District may now vote by mail in the upcoming general local election.
Voters can vote by mail if they expect to be absent from the regional district, or if they have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to attend a voting station, or if their residence is remotely located.
Voters must apply in writing for a mail-in ballot. They can download an application for a mail-in ballot from the TNRD website at www.tnrd.ca or phone the TNRD at 250.377.8673 to request a mail-in ballot application form.
Mail ballots will be sent out to eligible voters who have submitted written applications to the TNRD starting the week of Oct. 27.
In order to be counted, completed ballots must be received by the Chief Election Officer before the close of voting on general voting day. It is the voter’s responsibility to ensure that the completed ballot is received by the TNRD before the close of voting at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.