Today marks the beginning of the Transportation and Transit plebiscite. Voting packages will be mailed out to all registered voters. You have until May 29th to cast your vote.
Here’s the gist: One million new residents are arriving in Metro Vancouver over the next 30 years. We need to get our transportation system ready for growth — and lots of it!
So Metro Vancouver registered voters are being asked to decide if they support the 0.5% Metro Vancouver Congestion Improvement Tax.
The tax would be collected with the provincial sales tax.
The Mayors’ Council released this message to residents today.
You can see the plan and more information on the Mayors’ Council website.
Whatever you decide, make your voice heard and vote! To register or update your information, contact Elections BC at or call 1-800-661-8683.
March 16 – 27
Voting packages mailed to registered voters.
March 16 – May 15
Voters may ask for voting package.
Plebiscite Service Offices open for local ballot drops and general plebiscite information. Be sure to check here for locations.
Midnight, Friday, May 15
The time to ask for a voting package ends.
8 p.m., Friday, May 29
Close of voting. All voting packages must be received by Elections BC by this date and time in order to have your vote count.
Author: Adrienne Coling