This voter card issued to a residence on Eleventh Ave. East, Prince Rupert, directed them to the polling station in Port Edward instead of Prince Rupert. Submitted photo.

This voter card issued to a residence on Eleventh Ave. East, Prince Rupert, directed them to the polling station in Port Edward instead of Prince Rupert. Submitted photo.

Some electoral cards directing voters to wrong polling station

Elections BC’s North Coast office says it is aware of the issue

Elections BC’s North Coast office says it is aware of some ‘Where to Vote’ cards that have been mailed to addresses in Prince Rupert, directing voters to the incorrect polling station.

A Where to Vote card mailed to a residence on Eleventh Avene East directed the voter to place their vote at the Port Edward Community Centre at 770 Pacific Ave., when it should have directed them to the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre in Prince Rupert.

North Coast district electoral officer Brian Roberts said that the office knows about the error.

“We are aware of that. It’s the only problem I know of and should only affect four or five residences. A mistake in geography in Victoria,” said Roberts.

The voter who submitted the card to the Northern View said they had not previously notified the Elections BC office of the error.

As well, an advertisement placed in the April 26 edition of the Northern View from Elections BC lists a polling station in “Cap Multi-purpose Bldg’ at 2 Duncan St., Prince Rupert, B.C. when it is in fact the polling station in Metlakatla on Duncan Street.

The community of Prince Rupert is serviced by 13 polling stations at the civic centre on general voting day May 9, and one at Port Edward at the community centre. Additional polling stations are in Metlakatla and Lax Kw’alaams.

More information on voting in the May 9 provincial election can be found at elections.bc.ca, or by calling the North Coast District Electoral Office at 250-627-7507. The office is located at 221 3rd Ave W., Prince Rupert.