05/06/2013 06:14 EDT | Updated 07/06/2013 05:12 EDT

Elections BC introduces new ways to cast advance ballots

Elections BC is offering British Columbians on Vancouver Island and in the Okanagan two unique ways to cast their ballots this election.

In Comox, the district electoral office is located in a former car dealership with drive-thru bays where, for a limited time period, local election officials will be administering curbside voting.

“Ensuring British Columbians have access to voting is of utmost importance,” said chief electoral officer Keith Archer. “This innovative approach to assisting voters is another way Elections BC makes the provincial electoral process effective, efficient and accessible.”

The drive-thru opportunity is available between 12 and 4 p.m. on May 11 and May 13 at 150 Mansfield Drive, Courtenay, B.C.

In the Okanagan, those flying in or out of Kelowna can vote at an advance voting place set up at the Kelowna International Airport.

“We know voters are busy and we look for innovative ways to make the provincial electoral process effective, efficient and accessible,” Archer said.

Advance voting runs May 8 to 11 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

B.C.’s 40th provincial election is on May 14.