JointHealth™ express   September 25, 2020

Register to vote by Saturday, September 26th for British Columbia’s general election

A Provincial General Election is scheduled for October 24th in B.C. All residents have the option to vote by mail.

To help ensure everyone’s safety, Elections BC is offering residents several different ways to vote. Here is what you need to know about your voting options:
  • You can register to vote or update your information by Saturday, September 26th. You can do this by visiting, or by calling 1-800-661-8683.

    Why register
    If you want to vote in person, registering now will ensure you get a Where to Vote card from Elections B.C., and will make the voting process faster when you go to vote. If you want to vote by mail, you may register and request a vote-by-mail package at the same time.
  • Voting by mail: All eligible voters have the option of voting by mail. This may be the best option for individuals who are high-risk for COVID-19 such as those living with autoimmune arthritis. To vote by mail, you must request a voting package from or by phone at 1-800-661-8683. If you want to vote by mail you must register by September 26th in order to request your vote-by-mail package.
  • Voting in person: If you are planning to vote in-person then you can register at the time you are voting; however, this will extend the voting process. Pandemic protocols will be implemented at all voting stations including physical distancing, capacity limits, protective barriers and hand sanitizing stations. Voters are encouraged to wear face masks and will not be asked to remove their masks while voting. To learn more about voting safely and COVID-19, click here:
    • You can vote during the advance voting period between Thursday, October 15 to Wednesday, October 21 from 8am to 8pm. Advance voting periods are often less busy than on the day of the election, which may help voters better protect themselves from COVID-19.
    • Or, you can vote on election day, October 24th from 8am to 8pm.
  • Accessible voting: This option is for at-risk voters and voters with disabilities, and includes curbside voting, assisted telephone voting, and site-based voting.
To help you with your voting decision, Arthritis Consumer Experts will be sending an open letter and a survey to candidates running in the British Columbia election, asking each candidate to share how their government can improve arthritis prevention, treatment and care in B.C. Subscribe to our JointHealth™ express newsletter and be the first to learn about our advocacy efforts. To learn more about the B.C. election, please visit: