This is a page from the 2022 BC Local General Elections.

How to vote in the Campbell River election

How to vote in the Campbell River election

We'll walk you through the who, how, what, and when, and help you make a plan to vote.
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You can vote in the Campbell River election!
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Are you registered to vote?

If you're not already registered, you can still register at the polls.

What are you voting on?

Mayor

The Mayor leads Council, and is the head of municipal government.

They direct municipal officers on behalf of Council, represent Council at ceremonies and in meetings with other organisations, and chair Council meetings as a voting member.

Council

City Council represents the short- and long-term interests of the community. Council votes on bylaws and resolutions on subjects such as:

  • Zoning and building permits (what can be built where)
  • Budgets (how the municipal government spends money it collects)
  • Regulatory matters
  • Municipal services, like the fire department or trash collection
  • Property taxes and other fees

You elect 6 councillors.

School Board

The School Board makes decisions to do with schools, like where resources will be spent, creating new programmes, and school policies. You elect 5 school board trustees.

Who are you voting for?

We'll help you decide with 3 easy steps!
Hey, we know Campbell River's candidate list is pretty long. But if you take it bit-by-bit (we'll help you through it!), you can find the candidates who best fit your worldview!

Step 1: Review the candidate profiles

Step 2: Shortlist the candidates you like as you go

Use the Add to shortlist button in the top-right of any profile.
Your shortlist stays on your device. Shortlisting is completely optional!

Step 3: Come back here and choose your picks

We'll show you your shortlist so you can pick who from it you'll vote for.

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Mayor

Michael Calhoun
Independent
Charlie Cornfield
Independent
Kermit Dahl
Independent
Saron Gebresellassi
Independent
Larry Samson
Independent

Your pick for Campbell River Mayor (up to 1)

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#1

Council

Ken Blackburn
Independent
Doug Chapman
Independent
Mike Davies
Independent
Gwen Donaldson
Independent
Colleen Evans
Independent
Tanille Johnston
Independent
Ron Kerr
Independent
Ben Lanyon
Independent
Sandra Milligan
Independent
Sue Moen
Independent
Claire Moglove
Independent
Susan Sinnott
Independent
Sean Smyth
Independent
Ferris Stirling
Independent

Your picks for Campbell River Council (up to 6)

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#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6

School Board

Kat Eddy
Independent
Craig Gillis
Independent
Daryl Hagen
Independent
Dave Harper
Independent
Alaina Kelly
Independent
Joyce McMann
Independent
Kim Yaciuk
Independent
Shannon Briggs
Independent
Jan Gladish
Independent

Your picks for Campbell River School Board (up to 5)

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#1
#2
#3
#4
#5

When and where will you vote?

There are 2 ways left to vote this election. Which will you choose?

At advance polls

Oct 5, Oct 12
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You can vote on any of these days:

Wed, Oct 5, 8am - 8pm

Campbell River Community Centre
401 11th Ave
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Wed, Oct 12, 8am - 8pm

Campbell River Community Centre
401 11th Ave
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On election day, Oct 15

At 2 locations
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When: October 15, from 8am to 8pm
Campbell River Community Centre
401 11th Avenue
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Southgate Middle School
740 Holm Road
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Why we're asking you to spread the word

If we want to keep our democracy, we have to use it, even when what we're voting on is (seemingly) really small and local. Municipal elections have a pitifully low turnout... But you — and the people you know — can change that!

Your plan to vote

How

When

Where

What to bring

If you're already registered, you don't need ID to vote in Campbell River.

  • If you're not sure if you're registered, best bring ID anyways.
  • If you're registered, but your registered address or name is incorrect (usually because you've moved or updated your name since), you will need ID.

2 pieces of ID, proving who you are and where you live:

  • At least 1 piece should have your residential address
  • At least 1 piece should have your signature

If neither piece of ID has your address, you may make a solemn declaration instead.

Be on the safe side: Bring extra ID if you can.
Examples of acceptable ID
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  • BC Drivers Licence
  • BC Identification Card
  • Social Insurance Card
  • Passport
  • BC Care Card
  • credit card
  • debit card
  • vehicle insurance
  • Birth Certificate
  • Citizenship Card
  • property tax notice or utility bill (ie. hydro, gas, telephone,cable) that shows your residential address

Your pick for Campbell River Mayor

Michael Calhoun
Charlie Cornfield
Kermit Dahl
Saron Gebresellassi
Larry Samson

Your picks for Campbell River Council

Ken Blackburn
Doug Chapman
Mike Davies
Gwen Donaldson
Colleen Evans
Tanille Johnston
Ron Kerr
Ben Lanyon
Sandra Milligan
Sue Moen
Claire Moglove
Susan Sinnott
Sean Smyth
Ferris Stirling

Your picks for Campbell River School Board

Kat Eddy
Craig Gillis
Daryl Hagen
Dave Harper
Alaina Kelly
Joyce McMann
Kim Yaciuk
Shannon Briggs
Jan Gladish

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