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Dec 04, 2018

CUPE members in B.C.: With just 3 days to go in the Pro-Rep referendum, let’s get this done!—Faoro

With the deadline to mail-in ballots come and gone, and with just three days left after today to vote in the Proportional Representation referendum, CUPE BC is reminding members to deliver their ballots in person to make sure British Columbia moves forward with a fairer system of voting.

“This is a historic opportunity for our province to improve our democracy and make every vote, and every voter, count,” said CUPE BC President Paul Faoro. “With only a few short days left, I am urging all CUPE members to tell everyone they know, from co-workers, neighbours, friends, and family to fill in their ballot and return it to one of the many locations open across the province.”

Even if voters did not receive a ballot, or lost or recycled their ballot, they can still vote this week right up until the deadline of Friday, Dec 7 at 4:30pm.

Voters need only to bring identification and visit one of 70 offices open this week, request a ballot and vote right there to make sure BC moves forward with a fair voting system for future elections.

“Let’s not let BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson and the big money interests wanting to stop this progressive change our province needs insult our intelligence,” said Faoro. “I know CUPE members understand fairness. If a political party wins less than half the votes they should not get more than half the seats, and all the power. It is that simple. Under Pro Rep, 40 per cent of the votes gets 40 per cent of the seats in the legislature. No more minority rule.”

For quick reference, below is the list of all the voting locations across BC. Members who have already voted are encouraged to cut and paste the locations in their community and remind everyone they know, by email, text and social media, how easy it is to vote to make our democracy better. Voters can find out more about Pro Rep referendum voting here: https://elections.bc.ca/rso

Metro Vancouver

Burnaby - Brentwood Town Centre (Referendum Service Office)

  • Unit 223-4567 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby
  • Nov 5 - Dec 6, 8:30-6:00 Mon-Fri, Sat 10:00-6:00 (December 7, 8:30-4:30)

Coquitlam - Eagle Ridge Plaza (Referendum Service Office)

  • 310-1194 Lansdowne Dr, Coquitlam
  • Nov 5 - Dec 6, 8:30-6:00 Mon-Fri, Sat 10:00-6:00 (December 7, 8:30-4:30)

Chilliwack (Service BC Office and 24-hour Drop Box)

  • Suite 1 - 45467 Yale Rd West, Chilliwack BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-5:00 Mon-Fri

Langley (Referendum Service Office)

  • Unit 101-5844 Glover Rd, Langley
  • Nov 5 - Dec 6, 8:30-6:00 Mon-Fri, Sat 10:00-6:00 (December 7, 8:30-4:30)
  • Front parking lot access only northbound Glover Rd. Parking at rear of building also available and accessed by Duncan Way.

Maple Ridge (Service BC Office)

  • 175 - 22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-5:00 Mon-Fri

North Vancouver - The Profile (Referendum Service Office)

  • 120 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
  • Nov 5 - Dec 6, 8:30-6:00 Mon-Fri, Sat 10:00-6:00 (December 7, 8:30-4:30)

Richmond - Lansdowne Centre (Referendum Service Office)

  • 978-5300 No 3 Rd, Richmond
  • Nov 5 - Dec 6, 8:30-6:00 Mon-Fri, Sat 10:00-6:00 (December 7, 8:30-4:30)
  • Diagonally across from JYSK, check with Customer Service counter.

Squamish (Service BC Office and 24-hour Drop Box)

  • 1360 Pemberton Ave, Squamish BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri

Surrey - Guildford Commerce Court (Referendum Service Office)

  • Unit 105-10334 152A St, Surrey
  • Nov 5 - Dec 6, 8:30-6:00 Mon-Fri, Sat 10:00-6:00 (December 7, 8:30-4:30)

Vancouver - Chinatown Plaza (Referendum Service Office)

  • Unit 119-180 Keefer St, Vancouver
  • Nov 5 - Dec 6, 8:30-6:00 Mon-Fri, Sat 10:00-6:00 (December 7, 8:30-4:30)

Vancouver - Near Oakridge (Referendum Service Office)

  • 5754 Cambie St, Vancouver
  • Nov 5 - Dec 6, 8:30-6:00 Mon-Fri, Sat 10:00-6:00 (December 7, 8:30-4:30)
  • Located in Oakridge Plaza, across Cambie St from Oakridge Shopping Centre

Vancouver Island & Sunshine Coast

Campbell River (Service BC Office)

  • 115 - 1180 Ironwood St, Campbell River BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri

Courtenay (Service BC Office and 24-hour Drop Box)

  • 2500 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-5:00 Mon-Fri (December 7, 8:30-4:30)

Duncan (Service BC Office and 24-hour Drop Box)

  • 5785 Duncan St, Duncan BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri

Ganges (Service BC Office and 24-hour Drop Box)

  • 343 Lower Ganges Rd, Ganges BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nanaimo (Service BC Office)

  • 460 Selby St, Nanaimo BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri

Port Alberni (Service BC Office)

  • 4070 8th Ave, Port Alberni BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri

Port Hardy (Service BC Office and 24-hour Drop Box)

  • 8785 Gray St, Port Hardy BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Powell River (Service BC Office)

  • 6944 Alberni St, Powell River BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sechelt (Service BC Office)

  • 102 - 5710 Teredo St, Sechelt BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Ucluelet (Service BC Office)

  • 5-1620 Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 10:30-3:00 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Victoria - Elections BC (Referendum Service Office)

  • 100 - 1112 Fort St, Victoria
  • Nov 5 - Dec 6, 8:30-6:00 Mon-Fri, Sat 10:00-6:00 (December 7, 8:30-4:30)

Victoria (Service BC Office and 24-hour Drop Box)

  • 403 - 771 Vernon Ave, Gateway Village, Victoria BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri

Southern & Central Interior

Clinton (Service BC Office)

  • 1423 Cariboo Hwy, Clinton BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Tue, Fri
  • Open Tuesday and Friday only, closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Golden (Service BC Office)

  • 837 Park Dr, Golden BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Grand Forks (Service BC Office and 24-hour Drop Box)

  • 7290 2nd St, Grand Forks BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Invermere (Service BC Office)

  • 625 4th St, Invermere BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Kamloops (Service BC Office)

  • 250 - 455 Columbia St, Kamloops BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri

Kelowna (Service BC Office)

  • 305-478 Bernard Ave, Kelowna BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri

Lillooet (Service BC Office)

  • Suite A 639 Main St, Lillooet BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Merritt (Service BC Office and 24-hour Drop Box)

  • 2194 Coutlee Ave, Merritt BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Oliver (Service BC Office and 24-hour Drop Box)

  • Rm 101 - 583 Fairview Rd, Oliver BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Penticton (Service BC Office)

  • 40 Calgary Ave, Penticton BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri

Princeton (Service BC Office)

  • 10 136 Tapton Ave, Princeton BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Quesnel (Service BC Office)

  • 102 - 350 Barlow Ave, Quesnel BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri

Revelstoke (Service BC Office)

  • 104 - 1123 2nd St West, Revelstoke BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Salmon Arm (Service BC Office)

  • 850A - 16th St NE, Salmon Arm BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri

Vernon (Service BC Office)

  • 3201 - 30th St, Vernon BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-5:00 Mon-Fri

Kootenays & Southeastern BC

Cranbrook (Service BC Office and 24-hour Drop Box)

  • 100 Cranbrook St N, Cranbrook BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri

Creston (Service BC Office and 24-hour Drop Box)

  • 1404 Canyon St, Creston BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Fernie (Service BC Office)

  • 401 4th Ave, Fernie BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Kaslo (Service BC Office)

  • 413 4th St, Kaslo BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 10:00-3:00 Tue, Thu, Fri
  • Closed Mon/Wed

Nakusp (Service BC Office and 24-hour Drop Box)

  • 204 6th Ave, Nakusp BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nelson (Service BC Office and 24-hour Drop Box)

  • 310 Ward St, Nelson BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri

Sparwood (Service BC Office)

  • 96 - 101 Red Cedar Dr, Sparwood BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Trail (Service BC Office)

  • 1050 Eldorado St, Trail BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri

Northern BC

100 Mile House (Service BC Office)

  • 300 S Hwy 97, 100 Mile House BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ashcroft (Service BC Office)

  • 318 Railway Ave, Ashcroft BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon, Wed-Fri
  • Closed Tuesday, daily 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Atlin (Service BC Office)

  • 100 - 3rd St, Atlin BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Bella Coola (Service BC Office)

  • 636 Cliff St, Bella Coola BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Burns Lake (Service BC Office)

  • 161 Hwy 16, Burns Lake BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Chetwynd (Service BC Office)

  • 4744 52nd St, Chetwynd BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dawson Creek (Service BC Office)

  • 1201 103rd Ave, Dawson Creek BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri

Dease Lake (Service BC Office)

  • Block D - Hwy 37, Dease Lake BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Fort Nelson (Service BC Office)

  • A7-5319 50th Ave South, Fort Nelson BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Fort St. James (Service BC Office and 24-hour Drop Box)

  • 470 Stuart Dr West, Fort St. James BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Fort St. John (Service BC Office and 24-hour Drop Box)

  • 10600 100th St, Fort St. John BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri

Hazelton (Service BC Office and 24-hour Drop Box)

  • 2210 Hwy 62, Hazelton BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Houston (Service BC Office and 24-hour Drop Box)

  • 3400 11th St, Houston BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Kitimat (Service BC Office)

  • 795 South Lahakas Blvd, Kitimat BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mackenzie (Service BC Office)

  • 64 Centennial Dr, Mackenzie BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Prince George (Service BC Office)

  • 1044 5th Ave, Prince George BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-5:00 Mon-Fri

Prince Rupert (Service BC Office)

  • 201 3rd Ave West, Prince Rupert BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri

Queen Charlotte (Service BC Office and 24-hour Drop Box)

  • 216 Oceanview Dr, Queen Charlotte BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Smithers (Service BC Office and 24-hour Drop Box)

  • 1020 Murray St, Smithers BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri

Stewart (Service BC Office)

  • 703 Brightwell St, Stewart BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Terrace (Service BC Office)

  • 101 - 3220 Eby St, Terrace BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri

Valemount (Service BC Office)

  • 1300 4th Ave, Valemount BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Vanderhoof (Service BC Office and 24-hour Drop Box)

  • 189 Stewart St E, Vanderhoof BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
  • Closed daily 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Williams Lake (Service BC Office)

  • 104 - 540 Borland St, Williams Lake BC
  • November 5 - December 7, 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri
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