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Advanced voting kicks off in Kelowna today

Voting day for the civic election is just around the corner and Kelowna’s advanced voting polls open on Wednesday.

Wednesday will be the first of five advanced voting days at six locations throughout the city.

The other four advanced voting days will happen on Saturday, Oct. 8, Wednesday, Oct. 12 and Thursday, Oct. 13 and Friday Oct. 14.

On each of those days, residents can stop in and cast their vote from 8 am to 8 pm.

The only exception will be the voting station at the UBC Okanagan Nechako Residence and Okanagan College Centre for Learning Atrium, which will be open until 6 pm.

<who> Photo Credit: City of Kelowna </who> The first day of advanced voting kicks off atParkinson Recreation Centre on Oct. 5, from 8 am to 8 pm.

Here’s a look at all those locations residents can take advantage of advanced voting days

Wednesday, Oct. 5

  • Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way

Saturday, Oct. 8

  • Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way
  • Dr. Knox Middle School, 121 Drysdale Boulevard
  • Hollywood Road Education Centre, 1040 Hollywood Road South

Wednesday, Oct. 12

  • Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way
  • Black Box Theatre, 1375 Water Street
  • Okanagan College, Centre for Learning Atrium, 1000 KLO Road
  • UBC Okanagan Nechako Residence, 1255 International Mews

Thursday, Oct. 13

  • Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way

Friday, Oct. 14

  • Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way

“It’s important that all residents who are eligible get out and exercise their right to vote, so we want to ensure that voting is accessible and convenient for everyone,” says chief election officer Laura Bentley.

“In addition to the five advance voting days, there will be 13 poll locations open on general voting day, Saturday Oct. 15. Residents can choose the day, place and time to vote that works best for them.”

To view a list of poll locations, details about what ID you will need to bring and more, click here.

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