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How to vote in the District of Saanich election

How to vote in the District of Saanich election

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

Greater Victoria School Board

The Greater Victoria School Board makes decisions to do with schools, like where resources will be spent, creating new programmes, and school policies. You elect 9 school board trustees.

The candidates for Saanich School Board ran unopposed, and so won by default.

Who are you voting for?

We'll help you decide with 3 easy steps!
Hey, we know District of Saanich'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

Dean Murdock
Independent
Fred Haynes
Independent

Your pick for District of Saanich Mayor (up to 1)

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#1

Council

Basil Langevin
Independent
Mark Leiren-Young
Independent
Art G Pollard
Independent
Colin Plant
Independent
Gregory Matte
Independent
Jordan MacDougall
Independent
Jordan Reichert
Independent
Judy Brownoff
Independent
Karen G Harper
Independent
Nathalie Chambers
Independent
Rishi Sharma
Independent
Sasha A Izard
Independent
Susan Brice
Independent
Teale Phelps Bondaroff
Independent
Trevor Barry
Independent
Vernon Lord
Independent
Zac de Vries
Independent
Kathleen Burton
Independent
Bianca Chu
Independent
Leslie Miller-Brooks
Independent
Mark Neufeld
Independent
Mena Westhaver
Independent

Your picks for District of Saanich Council (up to 8)

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

Greater Victoria School Board

Salvetina Agba
VIVA
Natalie Baillaut
Independent
Cindy Bedi Ralph
Independent
Esther Callo
Independent
Angela Carmichael
Independent
Sacha Christensen
Independent
Matthew Cook
Independent
Mavis David
Independent
Nicole Duncan
Independent
Jennifer Foster
Independent
Derek Gagnon
Independent
Daphna Gelbart
Independent
Leslie-Anne Goodall
VIVA
Karin Kwan
Independent
J. Charles Lamb
Independent
Piers MacDonald
Independent
Emily Mahbobi
Independent
Diane McNally
Independent
Kyle McStravick
Independent
Janice Novotill
VIVA
Rob Paynter
Independent
Roberta Solvey
VIVA
Tyson Strandlund
Independent
Jordan Watters
Independent
Ann Whiteaker
Independent
Michelle Wiboltt
Independent
Oliver Wu
VIVA
Ali Zahra
Independent
Sasha Zhang
VIVA
Judith Zulu
Independent

Your picks for Greater Victoria School Board (up to 9)

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#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9

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

Wed, Oct 5, 8am - 8pm

Saanich Municipal Hall
770 Vernon Avenue
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Greek Community Hall
4648 Elk Lake Drive
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Tue, Oct 11, 8am - 8pm

Greek Community Hall
4648 Elk Lake Drive
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Tue, Oct 11, 8am - 4pm

University of Victoria Student Union Bldg, Michele Pujol Room
3800 Finnerty Road
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Wed, Oct 12, 8am - 8pm

Saanich Municipal Hall
770 Vernon Avenue
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Gordon Head Recreation Centre
4100 Lambrick Park Way
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On election day, Oct 15

At 17 locations
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When: October 15, from 8am to 8pm
Campus View Elementary School
3900 Gordon Head Road
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Cedar Hill Middle School
3910 Cedar Hill Road
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Cedar Hill Recreation Centre
3220 Cedar Hill Road
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Cloverdale Traditional School
3427 Quadra Street
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Cordova Bay Elementary School
5238 Cordova Bay Road
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Doncaster Elementary School
1525 Rowan Street
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Frank Hobbs Elementary School
3875 Haro Road
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Glanford Middle School
4140 Glanford Avenue
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Gordon Head Recreation Centre
4100 Lambrick Park Way
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G. R. Pearkes Recreation Centre
3100 Tillicum Road
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Hillcrest Elementary School
4421 Greentree Terrace
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Lansdowne Middle School
1765 Lansdowne Road
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Lochside Elementary School
1145 Royal Oak Drive
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Prospect Lake Elementary School
321 Prospect Lake Road
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Reynolds Secondary School
3963 Borden Street
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Saanich Commonwealth Place
4636 Elk Lake Drive
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Spectrum Community School (957 Burnside Road West
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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

If you're already registered, you don't need ID to vote in District of Saanich.

  • 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.

Your voter card.

  • Didn't get your voter card in the mail? You can still vote with ID.
and/or...

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 Driver’s Licence
  • BC Identification Card
  • BC Care Card
  • Utility bill (water, electrical, gas)
  • Social Insurance Card
  • Citizenship Card
  • Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence
  • Property Taxation Notice
  • Credit Card or Debit Card issued by a bank

Your pick for District of Saanich Mayor

Dean Murdock
Fred Haynes

Your picks for District of Saanich Council

Basil Langevin
Mark Leiren-Young
Art G Pollard
Colin Plant
Gregory Matte
Jordan MacDougall
Jordan Reichert
Judy Brownoff
Karen G Harper
Nathalie Chambers
Rishi Sharma
Sasha A Izard
Susan Brice
Teale Phelps Bondaroff
Trevor Barry
Vernon Lord
Zac de Vries
Kathleen Burton
Bianca Chu
Leslie Miller-Brooks
Mark Neufeld
Mena Westhaver

Your picks for Greater Victoria School Board

Salvetina Agba Vancouver Island Voter's Association
Natalie Baillaut
Cindy Bedi Ralph
Esther Callo
Angela Carmichael
Sacha Christensen
Matthew Cook
Mavis David
Nicole Duncan
Jennifer Foster
Derek Gagnon
Daphna Gelbart
Leslie-Anne Goodall Vancouver Island Voter's Association
Karin Kwan
J. Charles Lamb
Piers MacDonald
Emily Mahbobi
Diane McNally
Kyle McStravick
Janice Novotill Vancouver Island Voter's Association
Rob Paynter
Roberta Solvey Vancouver Island Voter's Association
Tyson Strandlund
Jordan Watters
Ann Whiteaker
Michelle Wiboltt
Oliver Wu Vancouver Island Voter's Association
Ali Zahra
Sasha Zhang Vancouver Island Voter's Association
Judith Zulu

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