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How to vote in the Chilliwack election

How to vote in the Chilliwack 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 Chilliwack election!
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Are you registered to vote?

In Chilliwack, you register when you vote.
We'll walk you through what ID you'll need to bring at the end of this guide!

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 7 school board trustees.

Who are you voting for?

We'll help you decide with 3 easy steps!
Hey, we know Chilliwack'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

Ian Carmichael
Independent
Ken Popove
Independent

Your pick for Chilliwack Mayor (up to 1)

Add candidates from your shortlist above. Your picks stay on your device.
#1

Council

Brent Bowker
Independent
Craig Hill
Independent
Nicole S Huitema Read
Independent
Chris Kloot
Independent
Jason Lum
Independent
Mike McLatchy
Independent
Bud Mercer
Independent
Jared Mumford
Independent
Amber Price
Independent
Jeff Shields
Independent
Debora Soutar
Independent
Harv Westeringh
Independent

Your picks for Chilliwack Council (up to 6)

Add candidates from your shortlist above. Your picks stay on your device.
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6

School Board

Carin Bondar
Independent
Elliot Friesen
Parents Voice
Darrell Furgason
Independent
Kaethe Jones
Independent
Heather Maahs
Independent
Greg Nelmes
Independent
Barry L Neufeld
Independent
Darren Ollinger
Independent
Lewis Point
Parents Voice
Richard Procee
Parents Voice
Willow Reichelt
Independent
Margaret Reid
Independent
David Swankey
Independent
Brian VanGarderen
Independent
Teri Westerby
Independent

Your picks for Chilliwack School Board (up to 7)

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#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7

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 - 8am

Landing Sports Centre
45530 Spadina Avenue
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Wed, Oct 12, 8am - 8am

Landing Sports Centre
45530 Spadina Avenue
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On election day, Oct 15

At 6 locations
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When: October 15, from 8am to 8pm
Greendale Elementary Community School
6621 Sumas Prairie Road
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Landing Sports Centre
45530 Spadina Avenue
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Promontory Heights Elementary School
46200 Stoneview Drive
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Rosedale Traditional Community School
50850 Yale Road
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Sardis Secondary School
45460 Stevenson Road
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Yarrow Community School
4595 Wilson Road
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Are your friends voting?

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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

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 I.D. Card
  • BC Driver’s Licence
  • Social Insurance Card
  • Credit Card / Debit Card
  • Old Age Pension I.D. Card
  • Passport / Citizenship Card
  • BC Care Card / BC Gold Care Card
  • Continued Assistance Form SDES8 (Now EA181)
  • Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Registration
  • Utility Bill or other similar Credit Card Statement
  • Real Property Tax Notice or BC Assessment Notice
  • Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Registration

Your pick for Chilliwack Mayor

Ian Carmichael
Ken Popove

Your picks for Chilliwack Council

Brent Bowker
Craig Hill
Nicole S Huitema Read
Chris Kloot
Jason Lum
Mike McLatchy
Bud Mercer
Jared Mumford
Amber Price
Jeff Shields
Debora Soutar
Harv Westeringh

Your picks for Chilliwack School Board

Carin Bondar
Elliot Friesen Parents Voice BC
Darrell Furgason
Kaethe Jones
Heather Maahs
Greg Nelmes
Barry L Neufeld
Darren Ollinger
Lewis Point Parents Voice BC
Richard Procee Parents Voice BC
Willow Reichelt
Margaret Reid
David Swankey
Brian VanGarderen
Teri Westerby

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