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.
- Read the 2017 Voter’s Guide for a quick overview of the election process.
- Find out what ID you need.
- Find FAQs for students and youth here.
- Find translated information here.
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.