Election registration mail is going out to Langley residents.

Voter registration underway in B.C.

Langley voters may be in new ridings created since the last election.

  • Feb. 14, 2017 8:00 a.m.

Voter registration notices are now landing in the mailboxes of people in Langley and across British Columbia for the May 9 provincial election.

More than 1.9 million notices are being sent out asking eligible voters to register or to update their voter information, said Keith Archer, B.C.’s chief electoral officer.

“We want to ensure the voting process is as accessible as possible,” said Archer. “Updating the voters list is an important part of that goal.”

Notices indicate the new electoral district for each voter, as many districts have shifted due to population changes in the province.

For the first time, the Langleys will be represented by four districts:

Langley includes all voters south of 72nd Avenue/Crush Crescent, between 216th Street and the Langley-Surrey border, as far south as Zero Avenue

Langley East includes northern Willoughby, Walnut Grove, Fort Langley, and most of central Langley

Abbotsford South includes Aldergrove and all land east of 248th Street and south of Highway One

Abbotsford West includes part of Gloucester and Glen Valley east of 264th Street and north of Highway One.

There are 87 electoral districts in this election, up from 85 in the last election.

Registration drives will take place at high-traffic locations including malls, post-secondary campuses, and door to door in some new subdivisions and residential complexes.

Voters registered before the election will receive a Where to Vote card from Elections BC. Registration online and by phone is open until midnight on April 11, 2017.

Election day in B.C. is May 9.

More information can be found at elections.bc.ca.

 

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