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How to vote in the Courtenay election

How to vote in the Courtenay 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 Courtenay 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 2 school board trustees.

Who are you voting for?

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

Aaron Dowker
Independent
Erik Eriksson
Independent
Bob Wells
Independent

Your pick for Courtenay Mayor (up to 1)

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#1

Council

Phil Adams
Independent
Steffan Chmuryk
Independent
Will Cole-Hamilton
Independent
Brennan Day
Independent
David Frisch
Independent
Michael Gilbert
Independent
Doug Hillian
Independent
Evan Jolicoeur
Independent
Jin Lin
Independent
Melanie McCollum
Independent
Wendy Morin
Independent
Lyndsey Northcott
Independent
Deana Simkin
Independent
Manno Theos
Independent
Starr Winchester
Independent

Your picks for Courtenay Council (up to 6)

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

School Board

Shannon Aldinger
Independent
Janice Caton
Independent
Anita Devries
Independent
Jasmine Willard
Independent

Your picks for Courtenay School Board (up to 2)

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#1
#2

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

Native Sons Hall
360 Cliffe Avenue
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Wed, Oct 12, 8am - 8pm

Florence Filberg Centre
411 Anderton Ave
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On election day, Oct 15

At 2 locations
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When: October 15, from 8am to 8pm
Queneesh Elementary School
2345 Mission Road
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Florence Filberg Centre
411 Anderton Ave
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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

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

  • 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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  • Driver’s Licence
  • BC Identification Card (issued by ICBC)
  • Photo BC Services Card (Care Card)
  • Non-photo BC Services Card (Care Card)
  • Certificate of Indian Status (issued by Government of Canada)
  • Car insurance papers
  • Provincial Social Assistance FORM SDES8
  • Statement of Employment Insurance benefits
  • BC Government cheque
  • Canadian Forces identification
  • Firearms Licence (issued by Government of Canada)
  • Social Insurance Number Card
  • Citizenship Card
  • Property Tax Notice
  • Credit card or debit card or statement
  • Utility bill such as coaxial cable services, electricity, gas, telephone services, water
  • Valid current passport
  • Birth certificate

Your pick for Courtenay Mayor

Aaron Dowker
Erik Eriksson
Bob Wells

Your picks for Courtenay Council

Phil Adams
Steffan Chmuryk
Will Cole-Hamilton
Brennan Day
David Frisch
Michael Gilbert
Doug Hillian
Evan Jolicoeur
Jin Lin
Melanie McCollum
Wendy Morin
Lyndsey Northcott
Deana Simkin
Manno Theos
Starr Winchester

Your picks for Courtenay School Board

Shannon Aldinger
Janice Caton
Anita Devries
Jasmine Willard

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