Kelowna International (YLW) has been listed as an advance voting location by Elections BC for all residents of British Columbia – which means travelers going through the airport May 8-11 don’t have to miss the provincial election.

“This is a very different event for an airport to host,” says Airport Director Sam Samaddar. “However, it’s an important occasion. This is a great opportunity to assist British Columbians no matter where they are from. Not only will this benefit travelers flying in and out of the airport, but we have almost 2,000 employees at the YLW campus and with residents in Quail Ridge and around the airport in Ellison we are an ideal location for B.C. voters.”

The airport is the only one in the British Columbia and the first Canadian airport to host an advance voting location for a provincial or federal election. Voters can park in the short-term lot for up to two hours free of charge by having a parking voucher validated at the polling station.

B.C. voters can vote at YLW or any advance place in the province from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time May 8-11; general voting is from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. PST May 14. Voters must show proof of identity and their residential address to receive a ballot or to register.