Byelection called in former BC Liberals leader riding

Byelection called in former BC Liberals leader riding
Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson in a file photo. (Mike McArthur/CBC).

A byelection has been called in the Vancouver-Quilchena electoral district, to fill the seat left by former BC Liberals leader, Andrew Wilkinson.

Wilkinson stepped down from the seat on Feb. 17 to allow the new leader of the party, Kevin Falcon, a chance to win a seat in the legislature.

The byelection will be held on April 30.

Falcon was nominated as the leader of the party on Feb. 5, after Wilkinson stepped down due to the results of the 2020 provincial election.

The BC NDP candidate for the byelection will be Jeanette Ashe, chair of the political science department at Douglas College.

The BC Greens have announced Wendy Hayko, an emergency management expert, as their candidate.

According to Elections BC, all eligible voters in the riding will be able to vote at the Vancouver-Quilchena district electoral office during office hours from now until 4 p.m. on April 30.

Advance voting will be available from Friday, April 22 to Wednesday, April 27.

Before advance voting starts Elections BC will send a Where to Vote card to every registered voter in Vancouver-Quilchena, showing their voting places for advance voting and Election Day.

Or, voters can vote by mail by registering at the Elections BC website or by calling 1-800-661-8683.

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