Voting basics: How, where and when to vote on Oct. 20

Polls will be open for 12 hours this Saturday as Abbotsford picks a new mayor and council

The municipal election takes place in Abbotsford on Saturday, Oct. 20 to elect one mayor, eight city councillors and seven school trustees.

Polls on voting day are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Eligible voters must be 18 years old, a Canadian citizen, a resident of B.C. for at least six months (since April 19) and a resident of Abbotsford for at least 30 days (Sept. 19).

Voters must produce at least two documents that prove ID and place of residence, and at least one must contain your signature.

Voter identification cards sent in the mail indicate your designated voting location, but those who did not receive a card can find their location online at, under the “Where do I vote?” section.

If you get an error message and are still unsure where your voting place is, head to your nearest polling station.

That website also provides more detailed information about election day, including a full list of ID that can be produced in order to vote.

For more information, click here.

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