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B.C. Liberals begin vote on party name change

Members of the B.C. Liberal party are now able to cast their vote to decide if the party changes its name or not.

The name change voting opened on Sunday morning and will run until Tuesday, November 15 at 10 p.m. PST.

A party statement also noted voter authentication will be in place at all times and states that people who are unable to vote online can vote over the phone.

“This is an important step for the future of our party and I’m pleased all members will finally get the chance to have their say in a vote,” he said in a statement.

The vote will be very simple where members just are given the options of “yes” or “no” wheather they want “BC United” to be the party’s new name which became the front runner in September.

“BC United is a fresh alternative that expresses the Party’s longstanding commitment to unity across a broad coalition of party members, as well as highlighting British Columbia front and centre in the name choice,” a party release at the time stated.

Ever since Kevin Falcon was voted leader of the B.C. Liberals he has made the name change a top priority for the party.

In September the members voted in favour of “B.C. United” being the new name out of 2,000 submissions.

Finalizing the name change will not be completed until the end of the year.

The party will continue to use B.C. Liberals not to confuse the public incase the B.C. NDP decide to call another early election. Both names will be registered with BC Elections to the party can keep a hold on the B.C. Liberal name.

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