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Frustrated with opposition to new housing? Now's your chance to vote.
I'm running for Vancouver city council with Kennedy Stewart and Forward Together because housing being so scarce and expensive is the #1 problem facing Metro Vancouver. We're all poorer and worse off as a result. We need more housing.
Election Day is today, Saturday October 15.
An election is like a tug-of-war - your single vote isn’t likely to be decisive, but you’re adding to the strength of your chosen party, making it more likely that they’ll win.
I always find Election Day to be awe-inspiring, with so many people working together to run the election (Elections BC), to remind people to vote (the parties), and to choose their government (the voters).
To vote, you need to be a Canadian citizen, and at least 18 years old. You need to live in Vancouver, of course. And you need to have lived in BC for at least six months.
What you need to know:
How to fill out the ballot (including some info on deciding who to vote for)
When - polls open at 8 am and close at 8 pm (you can vote as long as you’re in the lineup at 8 pm)
Where - look up where to vote (you can vote at any polling place; often they’re at community centres)
What you need to bring - your Voter Information Card if you’ve received it, or two pieces of id
Voter turnout in 2018 was less than 40%. Please remind your friends and family to vote! (Feel free to pass along this message.)
If you’d like to vote for Forward Together, our six council candidates are:
104 Dulcy Anderson
105 Tesicca Truong
111 Alvin Singh
146 Jeanette Ashe
149 Hilary Brown
155 Russil Wvong
If you’re not sure how to vote for park board and school board, one option is to aim for a majority:
For park board (up to seven): OneCity (three) and Vision (two)
For school board (up to nine): either OneCity (five) or Vision (five)