Voters head to the polls today

Civic elections held across British Columbia today

Get ready to mark your ballot.

Voters head to the polls today (Nov. 19) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to vote for one mayor and up to eight councillors in Victoria. In Esquimalt, up to six councillors will be elected. Voters will also vote for up to nine school trustees.

To vote, you must be 18 years or older on the general voting day; you must be a Canadian citizen; you must have resided in B.C. for at least six months immediately prior to general voting day and you must have been a resident of your community for at least 30 days immediately prior to general voting day.

If you are not on the voters’ list, you can register on election day by producing at least two documents that provide evidence of your identity and place of residence, at least one of which must contain your signature; or produce to the election official at least two documents that provide evidence of your identity, at least one of which must contain your signature, and make a solemn declaration as to your place of residence.