Vancouver – Effective today, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. will set up an election hotline to facilitate the public to vote at the upcoming federal election. The hotline is available in English, Cantonese and Mandarin with a new call back service for Farsi-speaking citizens.
“One of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s key mandates is to advocate for civic obligations, education and responsibilities. In addition to the recent pre-election town hall that was held to assist the community to understand the positions held by each party on topics such as immigration, employment, seniors care and housing, we are also setting up the election hotline for those people who might have language barriers accessing important election information,” said Queenie Choo, CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Federal Election Hotline operates from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, October 5 until the voting date October 19 (except Thanksgiving Day October 12, 2015). Individuals can call 604-408-7260 for key election information, for example,
— What kind of identifications do I need when I go to vote?
— Where is my designated poll place? What are the opening hours?
— What if I am not able to vote on October 19?
— What should I do if I need a translator?
First launched in 2004, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has provided election hotline services for the public during the general elections.
“We encourage each citizen to make your voice heard and cast your vote on October 19,” said Choo.
Established in 1973, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is one of the largest social service agencies in British Columbia. It is a charitable organization providing services in settlement, language training, employment, family and youth service, business and economic development, health care, housing, and community development. For more details, please visit:www.success.bc.ca.