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How to vote in the Nanaimo election

How to vote in the Nanaimo election

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

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.

School Board

The 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.

Who are you voting for?

We'll help you decide with 3 easy steps!
Hey, we know Nanaimo'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

Leonard E Krog
Independent
Tasha Brown
Independent
Brunie Brunie
Independent
Agnes M Provost
Independent

Your pick for Nanaimo Mayor (up to 1)

Add candidates from your shortlist above. Your picks stay on your device.
#1

Council

Jeff Annesley
Independent
Sheryl Armstrong
Independent
Ken Bennett
Independent
Don Bonner
Independent
Tyler Brown
Independent
Paul Chapman
Independent
Hilary Eastmure
Independent
Nick Greer
Independent
Derek Hanna
Independent
Mike Hartlaub
Independent
Erin Hemmens
Independent
Jay Krishan
Independent
Peter Lee
Independent
Zeni Maartman
Independent
Alan Macdonald
Independent
Paul Manly
Independent
Janice Perrino
Independent
Frank Pluta
Independent
Michael Ribicic
Independent
Norm Smith
Independent
Viraat Thammanna
Independent
Ian Thorpe
Independent
David Wang
Independent
Ben Geselbracht
Independent
Gary Korpan
Independent
Shirley Lambrecht
Independent
Peter Poole
Independent
Robb Squire
Independent
Corey Trinkwon
Independent

Your picks for Nanaimo Council (up to 8)

Add candidates from your shortlist above. Your picks stay on your device.
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8

School Board

Naomi Bailey
Independent
Tania Brzovic
Independent
Andrew Gasson
Independent
Greg B Keller
Independent
Leanne Lee
Independent
Charlene L McKay
Independent
Chantelle Morvay
Independent
Leana Pellegrin
Independent
Bill Robinson
Independent
Mark A Robinson
Independent
Tom Rokeby
Independent
Tanner Scott
Independent

Your picks for Nanaimo School Board (up to 9)

Add candidates from your shortlist above. Your picks stay on your device.
#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 12
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You can vote on any of these days:

Wed, Oct 5, 8am - 8pm

Beban Park Social Centre
2300 Bowen Road
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Wed, Oct 12, 8am - 8pm

Beban Park Social Centre
2300 Bowen Road
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On election day, Oct 15

At 12 locations
Show details about advance polls
When: October 15, from 8am to 8pm
Beban Park Social Centre
2300 Bowen Road
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Chase River Elementary School
1503 Cranberry Avenue
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City of Nanaimo Service and Resource Centre
411 Dunsmuir Street
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Dover Bay Secondary School
6135 McGirr Road
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Georgia Avenue Elementary School
625 Georgia Avenue
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Nanaimo District Secondary School
355 Wakesiah Avenue
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Protection Island Fire Hall
26 Pirates Lane
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Randerson Ridge Elementary School
6021 Nelson Road
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Salvation Army Church
505 8th Street
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Uplands Park Elementary School
3821 Stronach Drive
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Wellington Secondary School
3135 Mexicana Road
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Woodlands Secondary School
1270 Strathmore Street
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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

If you're already registered, you don't need ID to vote in Nanaimo.

  • 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.

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 Drivers Licence
  • BC Identification Card
  • BC Care Card or BC Gold Care Card
  • BC Services Card with or without a photo
  • Vehicle insurance papers
  • Social Insurance Number Card
  • Citizenship Card
  • Property tax notice
  • Credit card or debit card
  • Utility bill

Your pick for Nanaimo Mayor

Leonard E Krog
Tasha Brown
Brunie Brunie
Agnes M Provost

Your picks for Nanaimo Council

Jeff Annesley
Sheryl Armstrong
Ken Bennett
Don Bonner
Tyler Brown
Paul Chapman
Hilary Eastmure
Nick Greer
Derek Hanna
Mike Hartlaub
Erin Hemmens
Jay Krishan
Peter Lee
Zeni Maartman
Alan Macdonald
Paul Manly
Janice Perrino
Frank Pluta
Michael Ribicic
Norm Smith
Viraat Thammanna
Ian Thorpe
David Wang
Ben Geselbracht
Gary Korpan
Shirley Lambrecht
Peter Poole
Robb Squire
Corey Trinkwon

Your picks for Nanaimo School Board

Naomi Bailey
Tania Brzovic
Andrew Gasson
Greg B Keller
Leanne Lee
Charlene L McKay
Chantelle Morvay
Leana Pellegrin
Bill Robinson
Mark A Robinson
Tom Rokeby
Tanner Scott

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