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Sep 10, 2018 Return to Headlines

Get Out and Vote Early In the 2018 Municipal Election

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Coquitlam, BC, September 10, 2018 - Tri-Cities voters can cast their ballots early in the upcoming municipal election at several advance polls.

Qualified voters can head to the polls before the October 20 general election day to cast their ballot for selecting a mayor, councillors and school trustees to serve their cities for a four-year term.

When & where are advance polls?

Coquitlam

  • Wednesday, Oct. 10, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St.
  • Friday, Oct. 12, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Victoria Hall, 3435 Victoria Dr.
  • Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Dogwood Pavilion, 1655 Winslow Ave.
  • Saturday, Oct 13, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Pinetree Community Centre, 1260 Pinetree Way
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St.
  • Friday, Oct. 19, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Pinetree Community Centre, 1260 Pinetree Way

Port Coquitlam

  • Wednesday Oct. 10, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Outlet, 2248 Leigh Square Pl. (access from McAllister St. or Leigh Square)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Outlet, 2248 Leigh Square Pl.

Port Moody

  • Wednesday, Oct. 10, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Port Moody City Hall, Parkview Room, 100 Newport Dr.
  • Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Port Moody City Hall, Parkview Room, 100 Newport Dr.

Who Can Vote?

  • Anyone on the Provincial Voters List is already registered to vote in the municipal election.
  • Residents can also register at the advance polls or on election day with two pieces of identification (one signed), providing they meet the following requirements:
  • Age 18 or older on election day,
  • A Canadian citizen,
  • A resident of BC for at least six months before the day of registration,
  • A resident of their respective City for at least 30 days before day of registration, and
  • Not disqualified by law from voting.
  • Non-resident property owners may also vote in municipal elections, but have different requirements than resident voters. Please check your city website.

Find election info online

A variety of election information can be found on your city website including:

  • Where and when to vote
  • Who is running for office
  • Requirements for resident voters and non-resident property owners
  • Eligible ID for those registering at the polls
  • Information for candidates
  • Official election results posted on Oct. 20

Why vote?

Cities and school boards make decisions about services that affect our everyday lives such as community planning, schooling, business zoning, transportation, property taxes, festivals and events; and they provide water, sewer, roads, policing, parks and recreation services.

For more information about your local election, go to:

coquitlam.ca/vote - follow the Get Out & Vote Facebook page or #CQvotes

portcoquitlam.ca/vote - #pocovotes

portmoody.ca/vote – #pomovotes2018

CONTACT:

Carolyn Deakin

Lauren Hewson

Dorothy Shermer

Chief Election Officer

Chief Election Officer

Chief Election Officer

City of Port Coquitlam

City of Coquitlam

City of Port Moody

604.927.5421

604.927.3011

604.469.4603

deakinc@portcoquitlam.ca

lhewson@coquitlam.ca

 

dshermer@portmoody.ca