Tomorrow, Tuesday May 9, is Election Day. And the choices are clear if you want better HandyDART service. Your candidate’s campaign office can provide a ride to the polling place – just give them a call!
This is what the BC NDP says about HandyDART in their platform:
“HandyDART service hours were frozen by Christy Clark and the BC Liberals in 2009, and as a result, trip denials went up over 600 per cent. Service quality has also deteriorated, with riders routinely forced to wait for hours.
›› We will work with TransLink and BC Transit to find long and lasting solutions to improve HandyDART service, reduce trip denials, and ensure that seniors and people with disabilities get the rides they need.”
John Horgan and the NDP have also committed to providing funding to increase HandyDART service hours by 5% per year for the next four years. The Green Party’s platform does not mention HandyDART, but does pledge more support for public transit.
Vote – and urge your friends and family to do the same
Elections are decided as much by the people who don’t vote as those who do. The wealthy always vote, and staying at home lets them pick the government.
You can also ask the candidate you plan to vote for for a ride to the voting place. If they have dropped off a leaflet or other printed material, their phone number will be on it. NDP candidates’ contact information is available at www.bcndp.ca/team
Voting times and locations are posted at http://elections.bc.ca/2017-general-election/where-to-vote/
Information on the identification you should take with you is at http://elections.bc.ca/2017-general-election/voter-id/ Voters who don’t have ID can have their identity vouched for by another person.
Elections BC has more information at http://elections.bc.ca/2017-general-election/ or call 1-800-661-8683