As local general election day approaches, residents in the City of Kamloops and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District will have a chance to cast their ballots early through advanced voting opportunities starting this coming week.
The City of Kamloops and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District have each launched mapping tools to help residents find nearby voting locations, including sites open for advanced voting and locations only available on general voting day — Oct. 15, 2022.
City of Kamloops residents will have two locations available for advanced voting.
Riverside Park’s Heritage House and McArthur Island Sports Centre Lounge will have polling stations open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, Saturday, Oct. 8 and Wednesday, Oct. 12.
A map of all voting locations — including both advanced voting sites and all 16 general voting day polling stations — can be found on the City of Kamloops website.
Special voting opportunities will be available at Royal Inland Hospital and in many city seniors’ residences starting this week. More information on special voting opportunities including a list of dates, times and locations can be found on the city’s website.
Advanced voting for all TNRD electoral areas holding elections will take place on Oct. 5, 2022 and Oct. 12, 2022 on the fourth floor of the TNRD Civic Building.
This location will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Advanced polling stations will also be available in Electoral Area I on Oct. 6, Electoral Area E on Oct. 6, and Electoral Area A on Oct. 14. Voting locations for each electoral area are listed on the TNRD’s website.
The TNRD has launched a voting locations interactive map to help electoral area residents — and those living on reserve land — learn which voting options are available to them.
In a statement, the TNRD said users can search their property by civic address or property identifier to determine where they can vote, access travel directions, and can click on any reserve or electoral area to find voting locations.
According to the TNRD, only addresses and parcels within electoral areas can be searched with the map. Those who own properties within regional district municipalities are advised to contact their municipality for voting information.
The regional district map is available through the TNRD website.