BC Votes 2020 – this Saturday!
If you haven\’t hit the polls yet, please take the time to read the information below courtesy of Inclusion BC to help you as you cast your ballot –
Election Day is this Saturday, October 24th! In this email you\’ll find information about where the parties stand on issues that matter, tools to help you vote or to help you support someone else to vote
Inclusion BC wrote to the three main political parties to find out where they stand on a number of issues important to people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Read our questions here.
This is how they answered:
Inclusion BC has updated the plain language \”You Can Vote\” participation guide with information about the 2020 BC Election.
Inclusion BC Executive Director Karla Verschoor spoke with the Tyee about the failure of all political parties to address issues important to people with disabilities in their platforms and campaign messaging.
\”The pandemic has highlighted the big gaps in supports for people with intellectual disabilities in B.C., says Inclusion BC, which represents families and more than 60 advocacy organizations.\”
Learn More about Voting through the video below –
On October 14, 2020, Inclusion BC welcomed Melanie Callas, Outreach Coordinator with Elections BC, to host the 5th webinar in our Virtual Learning Series.
Melanie talked about the voting process and answered questions about voting and the election.
Helpful Links from Elections BC
- Advance voting locations (TODAY is the last day to advance vote)
- Returning your voting package (it\’s too late to mail but you can still drop it off in person!)
- Voting Safely and Covid-19
- Where to Vote! (find out where to vote on election day)
- Services for at-risk voters and voters with disabilities