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Let’s Get Out & Vote: Advance Polls Are Open

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COQUITLAM, BC, October 10, 2018 – Advance polls are officially open making voting in Coquitlam’s General Local Election easier than ever.

Did you know that less than 27% of eligible voters got out to vote in Coquitlam for the last election? We can do better!

When is Election Day?

Election Day is Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 with plenty of advance voting opportunities open now.

Advance Voting Opportunities:

Advance voting will be available to all qualified voters of the City of Coquitlam on the following dates from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the locations listed below:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 10, Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St. (W)
  • Friday, Oct. 12, Victoria Community Hall, 3435 Victoria Dr. (W)
  • Saturday, Oct. 13, Dogwood Pavilion, 1655 Winslow Ave. (W)
  • Saturday, Oct. 13, Pinetree Community Centre, 1260 Pinetree Way (W)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17, Poirier Community Centre, 630 Poirier St. (W)
  • Friday, Oct. 19, Pinetree Community Centre, 1260 Pinetree Way (W)

(W) All locations are wheelchair accessible.

Find a location nearest you at coquitlam.ca/vote

Who are you voting for?

In the 2018 Coquitlam municipal election, voters will elect:

  • ·one mayor
  • eight councillors
  • four school trustees for the School Board SD43 

Declared Candidates


  • Adel GAMAR
  • Richard STEWART

City Councillor

  • Rob BOTTOS
  • Ben CRAIG
  • Craig HODGE
  • Geoff HUNT
  • Steve KIM
  • Paul LAMBERT
  • Sean LEE
  • Massimo MANDARINO
  • Trish MANDEWO
  • Dennis MARSDEN
  • Robert MAZZAROLO 
  • Ian SOUTAR
  • Nicola SPURLING
  • Darryl STICKLER
  • Teri TOWNER
  • Chris WILSON 
  • Bonita ZARRILLO

School Board Trustee (District 43)

  • Jennifer BLATHERWICK
  • Francis BUCHER
  • Carol CAHOON
  • Chuck DENISON
  • Barb HOBSON
  • Shari O’NEILL
  • Hui WANG
  • Craig WOODS

A list of candidate bios can be found at coquitlam.ca/vote

Stay up to date on elections news: RSVP to the Facebook Get Out and Vote | Coquitlam Elections Event Page, follow @cityofcoquitlam & #cqvotes2018, or visit coquitlam.ca/vote.


For more information, contact:

Lauren Hewson

Chief Election Officer