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How to vote in the Abbotsford election

How to vote in the Abbotsford election

We'll walk you through the who, how, what, and when, and help you make a plan to vote.
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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 8 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 Abbotsford'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

Ross Siemens
Independent
Manjit Sohi
Independent
Troy Gaspar
Independent
D. Paul Pellikaan
Independent

Your pick for Abbotsford Mayor (up to 1)

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#1

Council

Alex Mitchell
Independent
Reann Gasper
Independent
Dao Tran
Independent
Tom Norton
Independent
Les Barkman
Independent
Bharathi Sandhu
Independent
Steve Pimm
Independent
Dave Sidhu
Independent
Simon Gibson
Independent
Patricia Driessen
Independent
Dave Loewen
Independent
Kelly Chahal
FIRST
Sandy Blue
FIRST
Mark Warkentin
FIRST
Gurnoor Sidhu
FIRST
Jas Anand
Independent
David Evans
Independent
Tim Felger
Independent
David McLauren
Independent
Amritpal Mund
Independent
Patricia Ross
Independent

Your picks for Abbotsford Council (up to 8)

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#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8

School Board

Jared White
Partners
Mike Rauch
Partners
Phil Anderson
Independent
Katherine Cyr
Independent
Rupi Kanda-Rajwan
Independent
Freddy Latham
Independent
Graham MacDonell
Independent
Korky Neufeld
Independent
Stan Petersen
Independent
Preet Rai
Independent
Shannon Rose
Independent
Earl Storey
Independent
Shirley Wilson
Independent

Your picks for Abbotsford 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 6, Oct 7, Oct 8
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You can vote on any of these days:

Wed, Oct 5, 7am - 10pm

Old Abbotsford Court House, next to City Hall
32203 South Fraser Way
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Thu, Oct 6, 7am - 10pm

Old Abbotsford Court House, next to City Hall
32203 South Fraser Way
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Fri, Oct 7, 7am - 10pm

Old Abbotsford Court House, next to City Hall
32203 South Fraser Way
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Sat, Oct 8, 7am - 10pm

Old Abbotsford Court House, next to City Hall
32203 South Fraser Way
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On election day, Oct 15

At 11 locations
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When: October 15, from 8am to 8pm
Abbotsford Christian Middle School
35011 Old Clayburn Road
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Abbotsford Recreation Center
2499 McMillan Road
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Bradner Community Hall
5305 Bradner Road
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Cadet Hall
32470 Haida Drive
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Calvin Presbyterian Church
33911 Hazelwood Avenue
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Cascade Community Church
35190 Delair Road
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Central Heights Church
1661 McCallum Road
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Columbia Bible College
2940 Clearbrook Road
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Ross Road Community Church
3160 Ross Road
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Sevenoaks Alliance Church
2575 Gladwin Road
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St. John Brebeuf School
2747 Townline 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

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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  • Government ID (Care Card, Driver’s licence, SIN, BC ID, Passport)
  • Utility Bill
  • Credit Card
  • Property tax notice
  • BC Property Assessment Notice

Your pick for Abbotsford Mayor

Ross Siemens
Manjit Sohi
Troy Gaspar
D. Paul Pellikaan

Your picks for Abbotsford Council

Alex Mitchell
Reann Gasper
Dao Tran
Tom Norton
Les Barkman
Bharathi Sandhu
Steve Pimm
Dave Sidhu
Simon Gibson
Patricia Driessen
Dave Loewen
Kelly Chahal AbbotsfordFIRST
Sandy Blue AbbotsfordFIRST
Mark Warkentin AbbotsfordFIRST
Gurnoor Sidhu AbbotsfordFIRST
Jas Anand
David Evans
Tim Felger
David McLauren
Amritpal Mund
Patricia Ross

Your picks for Abbotsford School Board

Jared White Abbotsford Partners in Education
Mike Rauch Abbotsford Partners in Education
Phil Anderson
Katherine Cyr
Rupi Kanda-Rajwan
Freddy Latham
Graham MacDonell
Korky Neufeld
Stan Petersen
Preet Rai
Shannon Rose
Earl Storey
Shirley Wilson

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