Friday deadline to get HST voting package

Referendum ballots must be in by Aug. 5.

Midnight Friday (July 22) is the deadline to request an HST Referendum Voting Package from Elections BC.

“If you are not registered, you can call, register and request a voting package,” said Acting Chief Electoral Officer Craig James. “If you are registered and haven’t received a voting package, call Elections BC to have one mailed to you.”

You can vote in the referendum if you are:

• A Canadian citizen

• 18 years of age or older on July 22, 2011

• A resident of B.C. for at least six months immediately before July 22, 2011

• Registered as a voter in British Columbia

• Not disqualified by law from voting

Packages can be requested by calling  1-800-661-8683.

Completed ballot packages must be received by Elections BC, a Service BC Centre, or an Elections BC Collection Centre before 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5.

For more information, visit the Elections BC website at www.elections.bc.ca.

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