How to Find What Electoral District (Riding) You Live In
An electoral district in Canada, colloquially and more commonly known as a riding, is a geographical constituency upon which Canada’s representative democracy is based. You’ll here some people refer to electoral districts and wonder how that compares to a riding. The answer is that they are the same thing.
British Columbia has 87 electoral districts and each one will elect an MLA in the upcoming election. An MLA or Member of the Legislative Assembly will be the representative of that electoral district. When you vote, you’ll be voting for the person that’s going to represent you in Victoria.
In Kamloops we have two ridings, Kamloops-North Thompson and Kamloops-South Thompson. The two ridings are separated by the North Thompson river and extend either north or south.
The current MLA for Kamloops-North Thompson is Peter Milobar. Peter was elected in 2017 as a member of the BC Liberal Party. Kamloops-North Thompson comprises of the northeastern portion of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. It is located in central British Columbia. Communities in the riding consist of Kamloops, north of the Thompson river, Clearwater, and Barriere.
The current MLA for Kamloops-South Thompson is Todd Stone. Todd was first elected in 2013 as a member of the BC Liberal Party. Kamloops-South Thompson comprises of the eastern portion of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. It is located in central British Columbia. Communities in the riding consist of Kamloops, south of the Thompson river and Chase.
Finding Your Electoral District (Riding)
You can search for your address on this map and find out instantly which riding you live in. The Electoral District Explorer from Elections BC is a tool that displays all electoral districts in British Columbia and will pinpoint a specific address. Click to visit the Electoral District Explorer.
Once you’ve determined your electoral district, you can view the list of candidates.