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How to vote in the Port Coquitlam election

How to vote in the Port 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 Port 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?

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.

The candidates for Port Coquitlam Mayor and Port Coquitlam 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 Port 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.

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Council

Justin Alexander Smith
Independent
Sarah Harbord
Independent
Erik Minty
Independent
Jami Watson
Independent
Nancy McCurrach
Independent
Cindy Carkner
Independent
Darin Nielsen
Independent
Dawn Becker
Independent
Darrell Penner
Independent
Derek Jeffery
Independent
Glenn Pollock
Independent
Ivanka Culjak
Independent
Jenny Zhou
Independent
Kevin Misera
Independent
Mithila Karnik
Independent
Paige Petriw
Independent
Steve Darling
Independent
Dean Washington
Independent

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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 8
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You can vote on any of these days:

Wed, Oct 5, 8am - 8pm

The Outlet
#110-2248 McAllister Ave
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Sat, Oct 8, 8am - 8pm

Hyde Creek Recreation Centre
1379 Laurier Avenue
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On election day, Oct 15

At 9 locations
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When: October 15, from 8am to 8pm
Blakeburn Elementary School
1040 Riverside Drive
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Castle Park Elementary School
1144 Confederation Drive
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Cedar Drive Elementary School
3150 Cedar Drive
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Central Elementary School
2260 Central Avenue
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Hyde Creek Recreation Centre
1379 Laurier Avenue
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Kilmer Elementary School
1575 Knappen Street
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Kwayhquitlum Middle School
3280 Flint Street
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Westwood Elementary School
3610 Hastings Street
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The Outlet
#110-2248 McAllister 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!

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.

1 piece of ID, if you're already registered.

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 or BC Services card (photo or no photo) within the meaning of the Identification Card Regulation
  • Owner’s certificate of insurance and Vehicle licence issued by ICBC
  • BC CareCard of Gold CareCard (must be separate from BC Driver’s Licence to be second piece of ID)
  • Social Insurance Card or confirmation of Social Insurance Number letter issued by the government of Canada
  • Citizenship Card issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • A real Property Tax Notice (current) (LGA Section 369 or Taxation Act Section 21)
  • Credit Card or Debit Card issued by a savings institution (Interpretation Act Section 29)
  • Utility Bill issued for the supply of electricity, natural gas, water, telephone or cable services

Your picks for Port Coquitlam Council

Justin Alexander Smith
Sarah Harbord
Erik Minty
Jami Watson
Nancy McCurrach
Cindy Carkner
Darin Nielsen
Dawn Becker
Darrell Penner
Derek Jeffery
Glenn Pollock
Ivanka Culjak
Jenny Zhou
Kevin Misera
Mithila Karnik
Paige Petriw
Steve Darling
Dean Washington

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