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How to vote in the Coquitlam election

How to vote in the Coquitlam 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 Coquitlam 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 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 4 school board trustees.

Who are you voting for?

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

Need another look?

Mayor

Adel Gamar
Independent
Richard Stewart
Independent
Mark Mahovlich
Independent

Your pick for Coquitlam Mayor (up to 1)

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

Council

Matt Djonlic
Independent
Ali Tootian
Independent
Harvey H Su
Independent
Benjamin Perry
Independent
Rob Bottos
Independent
Ben Craig
Independent
Steve Kim
Independent
Robert Mazzarolo
Independent
Craig Hodge
Independent
Dennis Marsden
Independent
Brent Asmundson
Independent
Phillip J Buchan
Independent
Sean Lee
Independent
Leslie Roosa
Independent
Teri Towner
Independent
Mo Darwish
Independent
Paul Lambert
Independent
Trish Mandewo
Independent
Cameron McBryer
Independent
Brian Misera
Independent
Zoe Royer
Independent
Carl Trepanier
Independent

Your picks for Coquitlam Council (up to 8)

Add candidates from your shortlist above. Your picks stay on your device.
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8

School Board

Chuck R Denison
Independent
Jennifer Blatherwick
Independent
Carol Cahoon
Independent
Geoffrey Way
ParentsVoice
Daniel Westley
ParentsVoice
Belinda Wheatley
ParentsVoice
Craig Woods
Independent

Your picks for Coquitlam School Board (up to 4)

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#1
#2
#3
#4

When and where will you vote?

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

At advance polls

Oct 3, Oct 5, Oct 6, Oct 8, Oct 11, Oct 12
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You can vote on any of these days:

Mon, Oct 3, 8am - 8pm

Centennial Pavilion
620 Poirier St.
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Wed, Oct 5, 8am - 8pm

Innovation Centre
1207 Pinetree Way
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Thu, Oct 6, 8am - 8pm

Centennial Pavilion
620 Poirier St.
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Sat, Oct 8, 8am - 8pm

Centennial Pavilion
620 Poirier St.
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Innovation Centre
1207 Pinetree Way
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Victoria Community Hall
3435 Victoria Dr.
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Tue, Oct 11, 8am - 8pm

Centennial Pavilion
620 Poirier St.
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Wed, Oct 12, 8am - 8pm

Innovation Centre
1207 Pinetree Way
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On election day, Oct 15

At 23 locations
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When: October 15, from 8am to 8pm
Alderson Elementary School
825 Gauthier Ave.
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Bramblewood Elementary School
2875 Panorama Dr.
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Cape Horn Elementary School
155 Finnigan St.
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Como Lake Middle School
1121 King Albert Ave.
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Eagle Ridge Elementary School
1215 Falcon Dr.
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Glen Elementary School
3064 Glen Dr.
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Harbour View Elementary School
960 Lillian St.
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Hillcrest Middle School
2161 Regan Ave.
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Innovation Centre
1207 Pinetree Way
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Lord Baden-Powell Elementary School
450 Joyce St.
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Meadowbrook Elementary School
900 Sharpe St.
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Miller Park Elementary School
800 Egmont Ave.
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Montgomery Middle School
1900 Edgewood Ave.
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Mountain View Elementary School
740 Smith Ave.
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Mundy Road Elementary School
2200 Austin Ave.
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Nestor Elementary School
1266 Nestor St.
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Panorama Heights Elementary School
1455 Johnson St.
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Porter Street Elementary School
728 Porter St.
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Ranch Park Elementary School
2701 Spuraway Ave.
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Riverview Park Elementary School
700 Clearwater Way
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Smiling Creek Elementary School
3456 Princeton Ave.
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Victoria Community Hall
3435 Victoria Dr.
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Walton Elementary School
2960 Walton Ave.
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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!

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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 Care Card
  • BC Driver's Licence
  • BC Identification Card issued by ICBC
  • BC Services Card
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Credit Card or Debit Card
  • Property Tax Notice issued by the City of Coquitlam
  • Social Insurance Card
  • Secure Certificate of Indian Status (Status Card)
  • Utility Bill (Phone, Hydro, Gas etc.)
  • Valid Passport
  • Vehicle insurance documents issued by ICBC
  • Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security Request for Continued Assistance Form SDES8

Your pick for Coquitlam Mayor

Adel Gamar
Richard Stewart
Mark Mahovlich

Your picks for Coquitlam Council

Matt Djonlic
Ali Tootian
Harvey H Su
Benjamin Perry
Rob Bottos
Ben Craig
Steve Kim
Robert Mazzarolo
Craig Hodge
Dennis Marsden
Brent Asmundson
Phillip J Buchan
Sean Lee
Leslie Roosa
Teri Towner
Mo Darwish
Paul Lambert
Trish Mandewo
Cameron McBryer
Brian Misera
Zoe Royer
Carl Trepanier

Your picks for Coquitlam School Board

Chuck R Denison
Jennifer Blatherwick
Carol Cahoon
Geoffrey Way ParentsVoice BC
Daniel Westley ParentsVoice BC
Belinda Wheatley ParentsVoice BC
Craig Woods

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