NEWS RELEASE · 15th June 2011
"Canada Post has informed Elections BC that postal employees have been locked out as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2011.
Elections BC is continuing production of the HST Referendum Voting Packages to the effect that there should be no delay in getting the packages to registered voters once Canada Post service resumes. Canada Post has assured Elections BC that the voting packages in the mail system presently will be securely stored until postal service resumes.
Elections BC and Canada Post will be meeting today to discuss ways to mitigate the disruption in postal service. No changes to the referendum timetable are being contemplated at this time.
Voters who have received their voting packages can deliver their ballot package to any one of 60 Service BC Centres located throughout the province, an Elections BC Collection Centre located in Metro Vancouver, or to Elections BC's head office in Victoria. The locations are listed on Elections BC's website."