Self Advocate Net is pleased to announce The I Am Voting initiative.

“We are pleased to support this initiative

I am Voting A tool kit that was made by Inclusion B.C.  designed  for those with disabilities for the  2017 B.C Election. The purpose of this is to ensure that all British Columbians with disabilities can participate fully in the election process and activities on how to vote.To promote priority attention for disability issues in the election.To support British Columbians with disabilities in making informed voting decisions.

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CLICK ON SOCIAL NETWORKS

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Videos that explain why it is important to vote and your rights to vote

in B.C. Election click see some videos below

There is 3 videos from self advocates with disabilities explaining .

What you can do to get to vote information need to get to polls in 2017 B.C. Election

Names are As Following

Bryce Self Advocate Net

Emma Inclusion B.C. Self Advocate Advisory Committee

Alexander Self Advocates from Semiahmoo

Also can click on Become a Supporter

The Inclusion BC  You Can Vote Tool Kit. 

BC Election 2017 – Join, Connect, Discuss & Vote

Take a look at the resources website has as well

 Downloadable Toolkit, Images and Templates

Also please pass the word on the B.C. Election is May 9th,2017

Each parties platform and websites.

B.C. Liberals Party, B.C. NDP Party, B.C. Green Party and also B.C. Conservative Party what there promises are:

B.C.Liberals Party Platform 

B.C. NDP  Party Platform

B.C. Green Party Platform

B.C. Conservative Party Platform


 

These questions were from Disability Alliance B.C.

DABC has received the following response to the questions that we sent to the leaders

of the three main political parties running in the BC Election.

Here a response from the BC Green Party has to say

View the BC Green Party’s responses to DABC’s Election 2017 questions here.

Here a Response from B.C. NDP Party has to say

BC NDP’s Response to DABC’s Election 2017 Questions

View the BC NDP’s responses to DABC’s Election 2017 questions here.

Here a Response from B.C. Liberal party has say

BC Liberal’s Response to DABC’s Election 2017 Questions

View the BC Liberal’s responses to DABC’s Election 2017 questions here.

Political Parties Answer Inclusion BC’s Election 2017 Questions

NEW! Read how the 3 main parties responded to our 2017 Election Questions

 

 

 

 

 

May 2017 BC Provincial Election: Telephone Voting

 

Elections BC has provided the following information on telephone voting:

A Provincial General Election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

A telephone voting option is available for voters with vision loss or who have a disability that restricts their ability to vote independently at other voting opportunities.

Voters who choose to vote by telephone will be assisted by an operator throughout the process. Measures have been put in place to ensure the privacy of your vote.

Who Can Vote by Telephone
Voters with vision loss or who have a disability that restricts their ability to vote independently at other voting opportunities.

In order to vote by telephone, your voter registration information must be up-to-date.

Please visit the Elections BC website elections.bc.ca or call 1-800-661-8683 before Tuesday, April 11, 2017 if you have any questions or to make sure that you are registered.

When
Voters may call 1-800-661-8683 at the following times to vote by telephone:
Wednesday, April 19 – Monday, May 8, 2017
* Noon – 6 p.m. (Monday to Friday only)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
* Noon – 4 p.m.

Other Ways to Vote
For voters who wish to vote in person or by mail, there are a variety of options:
* You may vote at the office of the District Electoral Officer between Tuesday, April 11 and Tuesday, May 9, 2017 (during regular office hours).
* You may vote at an Advance Voting Opportunity on April 29 – 30 and May 3 – 6, 2017 (8 a.m. – 8 p.m.).
* You may vote at a General Voting Opportunity on Tuesday, May 9, 2017
(8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)

You may request a vote by mail package on the Elections BC website elections.bc.ca or by calling 1-800-661-8683.

Braille candidate lists, large print ballot posters and plastic ballot templates are available at all voting places to help voters with vision loss to mark their ballot.

A Where to Vote Card will be delivered to every registered voter in British Columbia with information on voting opportunities in their area.

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Also please pass the word on the B.C. Election is May 9th,2017

BC Election officially begins today – make your vote count!

Summary:
The writ dropped in BC today, marking the beginning of a 28-day election period.
As political parties campaign across the province, seeking your vote, we’re giving you the tools you need to put
issues important to people with developmental disabilities and their families on the election agenda.

Election day is Tuesday, May 9.

Help us build a province where we all belong.

Our BC Election 2017 Toolkit contains information fact sheets for you to take to your local candidates. Find your local candidates here.

Let your local candidates know that these issues are important. Share the fact sheets, ask the questions.

Whether it’s in person, by phone, email or social media, your voice and your vote count.

Let us know!

If you have reached out to candidates in your area, we want to know.

Inclusion BC is tracking the issues and leveraging the work of our movement to make a big impact.

You can reply to this email or call us at 1-800-618-1119 ext. 511.

Issues that matter

See the links below for more information about our priority areas during this election.

Take Action:

  • Join: Follow Inclusion BC on the WebFacebook and Twitter and add your voice.
  • Connect: Share our message with others as we grow our movement to build a BC where we all belong.
  • Discuss: Talk about our vision for inclusion, explain the issues at all-candidates meetings or meet with candidates and
  • encourage them to commit to solutions (more on election activities).
  • Vote: Exercise your democratic right! You can also share our You Can Vote guide to help empower British Columbians with disabilities to vote.

BC Election 2017 Hashtags

Join us in using these on Facebook & Twitter to connect with others, amplify our collective voice and spread the word: #BCelection2017 | #YouCanVote | #BCweALLbelong | #raisetherates | #kidscantwait

Other Resources

 

If the election was held today here we will update you on poll trackers 2017 BC  Election

CBC TV Poll Tracker click here

Here is News Headlines on B.C Elections  All Candidates Meetings that were held on disability issues

Vernon Star Newspaper

Disability funding in the spotlight

Events where Being held  in Province for BC Election in Local Communities

BC Election 2017 – All Candidates Forums

All-Candidates Forums

All Candidates Forum (Prince George)

Thursday, April 27, 2017 – 7:00pm9:00pm
Prince George

Hosted by: AiMHi

Date: April 27th, 2017 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Location: AiMHi gymnasium, 950 Kerry Street, Prince George (Click for map)
Admission:Free but registration is required

You are invited to attend an All Candidates Forum on Thursday, April 27th at 7:00 pm in the AiMHi gymnasium.

AiMHi will be facilitating an All Candidates Forum with the following format:

  • 2 to 2 1/2 hours beginning at 7:00 pm
  • An opening statment of 2 to 3 minutes per candidate
  • Each candidate will be asked prepared questions
  • As time permits, questions from the floor (submitted through the moderator) will be asked.

For more information please contact Sherry Laxdal by email:sherry.laxdal@aimhi.ca

All Candidates Forum (Victoria)

Thursday, April 27, 2017 – 7:30pm9:00pm
Victoria

Hosted by: Victoria Disability Resource Centre

Date: April 27th, 2017 starting at 7:30PM
Location: Victoria Central Library, Community Room, 735 Broughton St, Victoria (Click for map Provincial Candidates Meeting on Disability and Accessibility

 

 

 

 

 

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