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2017 Provincial General Election

New Voters

Congratulations on becoming a voter! Whether you’re a new Canadian citizen, just turned 18, or you’ve just never voted before, we’re here to help.

What is a Provincial General Election?

In a Provincial General Election, eligible voters in B.C. vote to elect their Members of the Legislative Assembly. Each Member represents an electoral district (also known as a riding or constituency) and has a seat in the provincial Legislature. There are 87 electoral districts in B.C.

After all the votes are counted for each electoral district, the political party that wins the most seats forms the the provincial government. The leader of that party becomes the Premier of B.C.

What to expect when you vote