Where and when to vote in Parksville Qualicum Beach region

Here's your guide to the details of both advance voting and general voting day

  • Oct. 28, 2014 11:00 a.m.

The first ballot has been cast in the municipal elections.

The Town of Qualicum Beach reports it received last week, “sealed in a secrecy envelope within a certification envelope,” a ballot for the civic elections. The town said “the elector was leaving on vacation this week and was pleased to have the opportunity to vote early.”

Here’s a list of the voting places and times for the civic election throughout the Parksville Qualicum Beach region:

Qualicum Beach: The Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach is designated as the Voting Place for Advance Voting (Wednesday, Nov. 5 and Wednesday, 12) and General Voting Day (Saturday, Nov. 15). Voting is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each voting day.

Parksville: General voting day is set for Saturday, Nov. 15 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre (PCCC) and the Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church. Advanced polls are Wednesday, Nov. 5 and Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the PCCC.

Regional District of Nanaimo Area E (Nanoose Bay): On general election day, Saturday, Nov. 15, voting will take place at Nanoose Place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Advance voting is on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at both Oceanside Place and the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre.

Regional District of Nanaimo Area F (Coombs/Errington): On general election day, Saturday, Nov. 15, voting will take place at both the Coombs Rodeo Grounds and the Lighthouse Community Centre from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Advance voting is on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at both Oceanside Place and the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre.

Regional District of Nanaimo Area H (Bowser/Deep Bay/Qualicum Bay): On general election day, Saturday, Nov. 15, voting will take place at the Lighthouse Community Centre from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Advance voting is on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at both Oceanside Place and the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre.

Your ballot at all of the polling stations will also include a choice for School District 69 trustees. For more information about casting a ballot, including who is eligible and what identification you may need to bring to the polling places, and a complete list of candidates, visit the websites of The Town of Qualicum Beach (www.qualicumbeach.com), The City of Parksville (www.parksville.ca), the Regional District of Nanaimo (www.rdn.bc.ca) or School District 69 (www.sd69.bc.ca).

— NEWS Staff