British Columbia Accessible Elections Training

To help prepare you for Election Day, the CNIB Foundation is hosting an in-person training sessions across British Columbia where you can get a feel for available accessibility tools. We can also check your local polling location, make sure you’re on the voters list, and help with registering to vote!

Make sure you know what to expect and what you can request on voting day by participating in our session:

– Prince George – CNIB Prince George (490 Quebec Street #100, Prince George, BC V2L 5N5)
October 2, 2019, 10 – 11:30am & 1:30 – 3pm

– Vancouver – CNIB Vancouver (200- 5055 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC, V5R 6B2)
October 2, 2019, 5:30 – 7pm
October 4, 2019, 10 – 11am & 1:30 – 3pm

– Kamloops – CNIB Kamloops (546 St Paul Street #190, Kamloops, BC, V2C 5T1)
October 3, 2019, 10:30 – 12pm & 1:30 – 3pm

– Kelowna – CNIB Kelowna (1456 St Paul Street #101, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2E6)
October 9, 2019, 10 – 11:30am & 2 – 3:30pm
October 10, 2019, 5 – 6:30pm

– Victoria – CNIB Victoria (102 – 1675 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 2G5)
October 11, 2019, 10 – 11:30am & 1 – 2:30pm

– Chilliwack – Chilliwack Mt Cheam Lions Club (45580 Spadina Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1V1)
October 18, 2019, 10:30 – 12pm

– Abbotsford – CNIB Abbotsford (2630 Bourquin Crescent W #7, Abbotsford, BC V2S 5N7)
October 18, 2019, 2 – 3:30pm

Visit our website to register for an in-person training session.

The following materials will be available at CNIB in-person trainings, and will be available for voters on election day:

– Magnifier with light (4x)
– Voting screen that lets more light in
– Sign language interpretation (if requested by the Tuesday before election day)
– Braille list of candidates (available on election day only)
– Assistance in marking a ballot
– Tactile and braille voting templates
– Large-print list of candidates
– Large-grip pencils
– Signature guide
– Welcome to Your Polling Place card (guides elector through voting process)

If you are unable to make any of the in-person training sessions, we are offering remote training using a teleconference line.

No registration required.

– September 24, 2019, 5 – 6pm, Call: 1 (866) 783-7393, participant code 16975769#
– October 4, 2019, 12 – 1pm, Call: 1 (866) 783-7393, participant code 16975769#

For more information, contact Shoko Kitano, Manager, Foundation Programs, at (604) 351-0206 or email advocacy@cnib.ca.

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