The entrance to vote at the Trail Legion is through the side door. Photo: Sheri Regnier

The entrance to vote at the Trail Legion is through the side door. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Update: Information about advance voting in Trail

Multiple polling locations have been announced for general election day

Update Thursday, Oct. 15

The entrance to vote at the Trail Legion is up the wooden ramp and through the side door, or Bingo Hall, entrance.

Three polling stations are set up with protective barriers in front, and upon entrance, a poll worker will squirt your hands with sanitizer.

Yellow lines are marked out on the floor to ensure physical distancing is maintained.

Be ready to show photo ID and having your Where to Vote card on hand will speed things along.

Note there are pencils on hand. In the voting booth there is a cup marked “clean,” so after you mark your ballot with it, you’re meant to drop it in the “dirty” cup located on the voting table next to the booth.

Due to extra precautions be prepared to have to wait a few more minutes than you may have had to in past years.

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Advanced voting in the BC election starts today for Kootenay West constituents.

Residents in the Trail area can cast their ballot at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 11 – located at 2141 Columbia Avenue East Trail – from Thursday, Oct. 15 to Wednesday, Oct. 21 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Or, city residents can vote on general election day, Oct. 24, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Trail Memorial Centre.

Electors are reminded to bring valid ID showing their name and home address, their Where to Vote card that they got in the mail, and a pen or pencil to mark their ballot.

Voters are encouraged to wear a mask to the polling station to mitigate the risk of COVID-19.

Physical distancing measures and capacity limits will be implemented at all in-person voting places and protective barriers will be set up along with hand sanitizing stations.

For those who requested a vote-by-mail package from Elections BC, return it as soon as possible.

Elections BC must receive vote-by-mail packages by 8 p.m.on Oct. 24, general voting day.

Six candidates are running in the Kootenay West riding and you can look at each of their personal profiles here.

Read more: Kootenay West candidate Q&A, part 1



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