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Helpful Information for Voting as a Beginner

Photo credit: Libby Vander Ploeg

In 2009, I created my blog as a space for you to come to escape and a place where people can come to laugh and learn while building an inspired and supported community that celebrates the art of creative living. I was never overly interested in sharing anything related to politics, whether that be sharing my political stance or political advice for you!

Having said that, in 2020 I have seen a lot of injustices happening around the world and as I become more educated I believe that it is important to encourage and share with you about the importance of voting!

Today, we have rounded up some helpful information that will make going to the polls on voting day less stressful!

Photo Credit: Libby Vander Ploeg

Is this provincial election just taking place in British Columbia?

First things first, this is a general provincial election that is taking place in British Columbia. There are a few other provincial and municipal elections taking place in 2020. If you would like to find out what those are, you can find them here.

Where and when can I vote?

Since advanced voting is now over, if you have not voted as of yet, you can still vote on October 24th from 8 am to 8 pm PST. If you are looking for more information on where you can vote, please visit this link here for more information.

What parties are running in the 2020 BC provincial election?

The three parties that are running in the provincial election is the NDP, Liberal and Green party. I would highly recommend doing your own research and looking into each platform before coming to a final decision. Plus, if you need help, I would recommend looking into the Voters Compass; you can find that here.

Helpful voting resources

Here are some of the resources that our team has found helpful when looking into voting in the provincial election, whether that be the voting process, which parties to vote for and other information surrounding voting.

Voters Compass

Elections Canada Voters Information

Everything you need to know about the electoral system in Canada

Well, there you have it! A short and sweet blog post with some helpful information regarding the upcoming provincial election in BC.

Happy voting!


All graphics used in this blog post are by Libby Vander Poleg!

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