Voting stations stand ready for electorate

NANAIMO – B.C’s 40th general election campaign enters the final week.

Volunteers are in place armed with voting registration lists and ballots for the public to cast as B.C’s 40th general election campaign enters the final week.

Advance voting takes place Wednesday to Saturday (May 8-11) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and general voting day is May 14 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Information on where to vote in Nanaimo’s three ridings includes:

Nanaimo-North Cowichan

Electoral district office – 1-11 Buller St. Ladysmith.

District electoral officer – Pat Parkin, 250-245-6600.

Advanced voting place – Salvation Army, 505 Eighth St.

General voting place – Bayview Elementary School, 140 View St.; Cinnabar Elementary School, 1800 Richardson Rd.; Chase River Elementary School, 1503 Cranberry Ave.; Cranberry Community Hall, 1555 Morden Rd.; Gabriola Island Community Centre, 2200 South Rd.; Georgia Avenue Elementary School, 625 Georgia Ave.; Nanaimo Christian School, 198 Holland Rd.; North Cedar Intermediate School, 2215 Gould Rd. West; and North Oyster Elementary School, 13470 Cedar Rd.

Nanaimo

Electoral district office – 3090 Barons Rd. Nanaimo.

District electoral officer – Shirley Lance, 250-760-0407.

Advanced voting place – Royal Canadian Legion, 1630 East Wellington Rd.

General voting place – Alliance Church, 1609 Meredith Rd.; Beban Park Recreational Centre, 2300 Bowen Rd.; Bowen Park Auditorium, 500 Bowen Rd.; Departure Bay Activity Centre, 1415 Wingrove St.; Departure Bay Baptist Church, 3510 Departure Bay Rd.; Evangelistic Tabernacle, 1300 Princes Royal Ave.; Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, 741 Third St.; Nanaimo Full Gospel Assembly, 4900 Hammond Bay Rd.; Nanaimo Yacht Club, 400 Newcastle Ave.; Protection Island Fire Hall, 26 Pirates Lane;  Royal Canadian Legion, 1630 East Wellington Rd.; Rutherford Elementary School, 5840 Hammond Bay Rd.; St. Andrew’s United Church, 311 Fitzwilliam St.; St Peter’s Catholic Church, 301 Machleary St.; Uplands Park Elementary School, 3821 Stronach Dr.; and Wellington Hall, 3922 Corunna Ave.

Parksville-Qualicum

Electoral district office – 220-198 East Island Hwy. East, Parksville.

District electoral officer – Patrick Maguire, 1-250-951-3080.

Advanced voting place – McGirr Elementary School, 6199 McGirr Rd.

General voting place – Nanoose Place, 2925 Northwest Bay Rd.; Costin Hall, 7232 Lantzville Rd.; McGirr Elementary School, 6199 McGirr Rd.; Nanaimo Ecumenical Centre, 6234 Spartan Rd.; and Randerson Ridge Elementary School, 6021 Nelson Rd.

For more information, please go to www.elections.bc. ca or call 1-800-661-8683.