Free Election Day transit in Fort St. John

There’s no reason to miss the bus — or your vote — on Oct. 21.

BC Transit as well as handyDART services will be free in Fort St. John on election day.

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"The free transit will help make it easier for residents to get to the polls and cast their ballots," BC Transit said in a release.

The city is one of eight local governments that have partnered up with BC Transit for the initiative.

Meanwhile, voters can already head to the polls and cast a ballot.

Voters can cast a ballot at any Elections Canada office any time before 6 p.m. local time on October 15. In Fort St. John, the Elections Canada office is located at at 10543-100th Street.

Advance Voting Days will be held October 11, 12, 13 and 14 at the Legion on 105th Avenue from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Election Day is October 21, with polls at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

There are five candidates running for office in Northeast B.C. They are:

  • Bob Zimmer, for the Conservatives;

  • Mavis Erickson, for the Liberals;

  • Catharine Kendall, for the Greens;

  • Ron Vaillant, for the People’s Party; and

  • Marcia Luccock, for the NDP.

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