The B.C. government today announced the process by which
British Columbians will cast their ballot in the HST referendum vote
* Monday, June 13 - Elections BC starts mailing out referendum ballots
for the HST to all registered voters.
* Friday, June 24 - Majority of British Columbians have received the
* Friday, July 8 - Last day for unregistered voters to request a ballot
from Elections BC.
* Friday, July 22, 4:30 p.m. (local time) - Completed ballots must be
received by mail by Elections BC or in person by a Service BC centre.
Elections BC, a non-partisan office of the legislature, will conduct the
British Columbians who are not registered voters for a provincial
election, or who have moved since the last election and have not updated
their voter record, will need to request a ballot from Elections BC.
It will take several weeks for Elections BC to count the ballots.
Results of the vote are expected in August.
The referendum question will be:
"Are you in favour of extinguishing the HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) and
reinstating the PST (Provincial Sales Tax) in conjunction with the GST
(Goods and Services Tax)? Yes/No."