45% of transit plebiscite ballots returned with 2 days remaining in voting period

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Elections B.C.

Transit plebiscite ballot return rates have increased marginally since last week’s report of the ballot numbers.

According to Elections B.C.’s final update before the voting deadline on Friday evening, 44.7 per cent or 698,900 ballots have been returned.

Ballots must arrive at the elections office by no later than 8 p.m. on May 29 – the latest voters were able to submit their completed ballot by mail was Tuesday before the mailbox’s pick-up time. Ballots received after the cutoff time will not be counted.

This also means ballots can only be submitted to Elections B.C. by in-person drop-off at one of nine plebiscite offices located at the region’s shopping centres.

Here is a full breakdown of the returned ballot numbers to date:

  • Bowen Island: 46.5% – 1,259 of 2,708
  • City of Burnaby: 44.3% – 63,973 of 144,557
  • City of Coquitlam: 45.9% – 39,747 of 86,687
  • City of Langley: 43.2% – 7,579 of 17,531
  • City of Maple Ridge: 47.4% – 25,819 of 54,504
  • City of New Westminster: 47.9% – 22,055 of 46,071
  • City of North Vancouver: 47.0% – 16,207 of 34,491
  • City of Pitt Meadows: 44.9% – 5,777 of 12,866
  • City of Port Coquitlam: 46.1% – 17,884 of 38,804
  • City of Port Moody: 46.8% – 10,562 of 22,590
  • City of Richmond: 43.9% – 54,819 of 124,826
  • City of Surrey: 39.5% – 116,793 of 295,541
  • City of Vancouver: 45.6% – 190,810 of 418,230
  • City of White Rock: 47.3% – 7,266 of 15,372
  • Corporation of Delta: 47.3% – 32,676 of 69,035
  • District of North Vancouver: 50.5% – 30,622 of 60,606
  • District of West Vancouver: 47.5% – 14,307 of 30,145
  • Metro Vancouver Electoral Area A: 38.9% – 2,505 of 6,436
  • Township of Langley: 46.9% – 36,478 of 77,860
  • Tsawwassen First Nation: 42.5% – 224 of 527
  • Village of Anmore: 47.5% – 721 of 1,517
  • Village of Belcarra: 57.5% – 293 of 510
  • Village of Lions Bay: 49.4% – 524 of 1,060
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SEE ALSO: How to vote in the Metro Vancouver Transit Plebiscite, beginning March 16

Over 1.56 million residents across the region’s 23 municipal jurisdictions are registered to vote in the plebiscite. The deadline to register to vote and receive a ballot was May 15.

The results of the plebiscite will be released several weeks after the voting deadline.

Locations of transit plebiscite offices for ballot drop-off

Please note that all transit plebiscite offices are open during mall hours, with the exception of Friday, May 27 when ballots must be in by 8 p.m.

Capilano Mall (North Vancouver)

  • Address: 935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
  • Location within mall: Beside Dollar Tree, next to Sears entrance

Central City Mall (Surrey)

  • Address: 10153 King George Boulevard, Surrey
  • Location with mall: On second level, across from Pearle Vision

Chinatown Plaza (Vancouver)

  • Address: 180 Keefer Street, Vancouver
  • Location within mall: Across from mall entrance

City Square Shopping Centre (Vancouver)

  • Address: 555 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Location within mall: On main level, across from Safety near Body Energy Club

Coquitlam Centre (Coquitlam)

  • Address: 2929 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam
  • Location within mall: On lower level, next to SportChek and McDonald’s

Haney Place Mall (Maple Ridge)

  • Address: 11900 Haney Place, Maple Ridge
  • Location within mall: Beside Cartel Jewels, across from Marlin Travel

Lougheed Town Centre (Burnaby)

  • Address: 9855 Austin Road, Burnaby
  • Location within mall: On main level, near H&M

Richmond Centre Mall (Richmond)

  • Address: 6551 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • Location within mall: Across from Michael Kors and next to BCBG

Willowbrook Shopping Centre (Langley)

  • Address: 19705 Fraser Highway, Langley
  • Location within mall: Between Hallmark and Aldo

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