October 2017 By-Election Candidates Meeting and Voting Dates
Oct 4 (Wed), 8 am to 8 pm: Advance Voting at Vancouver City Hall
October 5 (Fri) 7-9 pm: All Candidates’ Forum (organized by Gordon Neighbourhood House). Venue: St Andrew’s Wesley United Church, 1022 Nelson St.
Oct 10 (Tue), 8 am to 8 pm: Advance Voting at Vancouver City Hall
Oct 14 (Sat), 8 am to 8 pm: General voting at various voting places. There are also various ways to vote. See info here. http://vancouver.ca/your-government/where-to-vote.aspx
Click for official voting information from the City of Vancouver.
Message from West End Neighbours: Voter turnout for by-elections is typically low. The results this month’s by-election for one seat on City Council and all seats on the Vancouver School Board will be decided by those who actually vote. We encourage people to prepare, and then to get out and vote. Be sure to also have a look at the track records and funding sources of candidates and their parties. Vote! Decide who will take the contested positions until the main civic election a year from now.
Check local media online for recent coverage the campaigns and promises of the candidates. The Vancouver Courier, Vancouver Sun, and Georgia Straight are good places to start. You can also check the candidates and party websites. The October 5 All Candidates’ Forum would also be worthwhile attending.
Below is official information from the City.
Advance voting for by-election takes place on October 4 and 10
Vancouver City Hall open from 8am to 8pm
Advance voting for the 2017 Vancouver by-election will take place on October 4 and 10 at Vancouver City Hall, 453 West 12th Ave, from 8am to 8pm.
October 14 is general voting day for the by-election, which will elect one city councillor and nine school trustees.
A list of all candidates and their profiles can be viewed online by visiting vancouver.ca/by-election.
During advance voting, staff will offer accessibility aids to assist persons with disabilities, including a sip and puff device, audio system with headphones to read the ballot, and a magnification device to enlarge text on the ballot. Continue reading