In Kelowna West voters will choose one of five candidates to their Valentine as advance viting begins ahead of the February 14th by-election ballot.
“It will be a romantic day to cast a ballot for sure.”
Elections BC spokesperson Andrew Watson says advance voting is an increasingly popular options with polls open in Kelowna West for six straight days beginning Tuesday February 6th.
Considering the by-election will be held on Valentines Day will that possibly impact turn out?
“No I don’t think we have really thought about that in terms of our administrative planning for that. In past elections they can be called at different times. In this case it is Wednesday but we have seen by-elections on Thursdays in the past. Our message to voters who are eligible to vote is that there is lots of opportunity.”
Watson says advanced voting turn out is usually heavier on the first and last day that is open.
Voters will choose between the NDP’s Shelley Cook, the BC Liberals Ben Stewart, the Greens Robert Stupka, the BC Conservatives Mark Thompson, and Libertarian Kyle Geronazzo.
The seat was left empty when former Premier, and BC Liberals leader, Christy Clark resigned as an MLA shortly after the NDP formed government.