One day voting in provincial general elections means eliminating almost all voting by mail and retaining only a few of the many advance voting opportunities that began in 1996 under the then recently revised Election Act.
The little discussed benefits of a strict One Day Voting regime will be examined in weekly messages written by me over the 5 month life of the petition, June through November.
The name of this legislative petition is: Initiative to change the voting opportunities in provincial elections.
Its Elections BC Code is: IP-2021-001
Its description is:
Currently in a provincial election there are many opportunities to vote before election day, including advance voting and voting by mail. This initiative proposes removing almost all advance voting options and the option to vote by mail. The proposed changes would require almost all voters to vote at their assigned voting place between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. (Pacific time) on election day. The draft Bill preserves some absentee voting opportunities, including absentee voting by mail for members of the armed forces and others designated by the Chief Electoral Officer.
It is posted on the Current Initiative
page of the Elections BC website along with their Public Notice which can be seen here