Thursday, October 30, 2014


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Voting Opportunities

When Can I Vote?
There are a few options available to all eligible electors regarding voting opportunities:

1. Advance Voting Opportunities – Wednesday, 2014-NOV-05 & 12
2. Vote by Mail – see below for more information
3. General Voting Day – Saturday, 2014-NOV-15
Voting for Advance Voting Opportunities and on General Voting Day is held from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. All ballots cast on the dates noted above including Mail Ballots are counted after the polls close at 8:00 p.m. on 2014-NOV-15.

Where Can I Vote During the Advance Voting Opportunities?
There is one location - Bowen Park Auditorium, 500 Bowen Road.
Where Can I Vote on General Election Day?

You may vote at any of the voting places listed below:
  • Chase River Elementary School, 1503 Cranberry Avenue
  • City of Nanaimo Service & Resource Centre, 411 Dunsmuir Street
  • Departure Bay Activity Centre, 1415 Wingrove Street
  • Frank J. Ney Elementary School, 5301 Williamson Road
  • Georgia Avenue Community School, 625 Georgia Avenue
  • McGirr Elementary School, 6199 McGirr Road
  • Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, 741 Third Street
  • Nanaimo Alliance Church, 1609 Meredith Road
  • Oliver Woods Community Centre, 6000 Oliver Road
  • Protection Island Fire Hall, 26 Pirates Lane (Hours 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
  • Wellington Community Hall, 3922 Corunna Avenue
I Live on Protection Island – Where Can I Vote?

Residents of Protection Island may vote on General Voting Day at the Protection Island Fire Hall at 26 Pirates Lane between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m, or, if in Nanaimo they may vote at any of the above locations. They may also vote at either of the Advance Voting Opportunities as well as by mail ballot as outlined below.

Voting by Mail

You can apply to vote by mail if you meet the following requirements:

1. You are already registered to vote as either a Resident Elector OR a Non-Resident Property Elector; and,

2. You:
  • have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects your ability to vote at another voting opportunity; OR,
  • expect to be absent from the City of Nanaimo on General Voting Day (2014-NOV-15) and at the times of all Advance Voting Opportunities (2014-NOV-05 and 2014-NOV-12).

Electors who are eligible and wish to vote by mail ballot can apply by completing the required Application to Vote By Mail.

For the complete VOTING OPPORTUNITIES document you may download a PDF version HERE.


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