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How to vote in the Kelowna election

How to vote in the Kelowna 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 Kelowna election!
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Are you registered to vote?

In Kelowna, you register when you vote.
We'll walk you through what ID you'll need to bring at the end of this guide!

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.

Central Okanagan School Board

The Central Okanagan School Board makes decisions to do with schools, like where resources will be spent, creating new programmes, and school policies. You elect 4 school board trustees.

Who are you voting for?

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

Colin Basran
Independent
Tom Dyas
Independent
David Habib
Independent
Glendon Charles Smedley
Independent
Silverado Socrates
Independent

Your pick for Kelowna Mayor (up to 1)

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

Council

Susan Ames
Independent
Chris Becenko
Independent
Christopher Bocskei
Independent
Amarit Brar
Independent
Ron Cannan
Independent
Sacheen Collecutt
Spirit Alliance
Greg Dahms
Independent
Maxine DeHart
Independent
Indy Dhial
Independent
Darrin Fiddler
Independent
Gail Given
Independent
Bal Grewal
Independent
Charlie Hodge
Independent
Daniel Joseph
Independent
James Kay
Independent
Davis Kyle
Independent
Amarjit Lalli
Independent
Gord Lovegrove
Independent
Tom Macauley
Independent
Elaine McMurray
Independent
D. Ben Norman
Independent
Brian Rogers
Independent
Zach Sawatzky
Independent
Dan Schlosser
Independent
Anthony Shephard
Independent
Mohini Singh
Independent
Luke Stack
Independent
Peter Truch
Independent
Rick Webber
Independent
Noel Wentworth
Independent
Chris Williams
Spirit Alliance
Loyal Wooldridge
Independent

Your picks for Kelowna Council (up to 8)

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

Central Okanagan School Board

Chris Becenko
Independent
Wayne Broughton
Independent
Tovey Demman
Parents Voice
Teresa Docksteader
Parents Voice
Chris Fieber
Parents Voice
Julia Fraser
Independent
Val Johnson
Independent
Erika Shepard
Independent
Lee-Ann Tiede
Independent

Your picks for Central Okanagan School Board (up to 4)

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

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, Oct 12, Oct 13
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You can vote on any of these days:

Wed, Oct 5, 8am - 8pm

Parkinson Recreation Centre
1800 Parkinson Way
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Sat, Oct 8, 8am - 8pm

Parkinson Recreation Centre
1800 Parkinson Way
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Dr. Knox Middle School
121 Drysdale Boulevard
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Hollywood Road Education Centre
1040 Hollywood Road South
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Wed, Oct 12, 8am - 8pm

Parkinson Recreation Centre
1800 Parkinson Way
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Black Box Theatre
1375 Water Street
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Wed, Oct 12, 8am - 6pm

Okanagan College Centre for Learning Atrium
1000 KLO Road
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UBC Okanagan Nechako Residence
1255 International Mews
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Thu, Oct 13, 8am - 8pm

Parkinson Recreation Centre
1800 Parkinson Way
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On election day, Oct 15

At 13 locations
Show details about advance polls
When: October 15, from 8am to 8pm
Black Box Theatre
1375 Water Street
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Capital News Centre
4105 Gordon Drive
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Dr. Knox Middle School
121 Drysdale Boulevard
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East Kelowna Community Hall
2704 East Kelowna Road
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Evangel Church
3261 Gordon Drive
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Hollywood Road Education Centre
1040 Hollywood Road South
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Kelowna Senior Citizens' Society
1353 Richter Street
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Mission Creek Alliance Church
2091 Springfield Road
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Okanagan Mission Community Hall
4409 Lakeshore Road
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Parkinson Recreation Centre
1800 Parkinson Way
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Rutland Elementary School
620 Webster Road
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Springvalley Middle School
350 Ziprick Road
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Watson Road Elementary School
475 Yates Road
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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!

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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.

Be on the safe side: Bring extra ID if you can.
Examples of acceptable ID
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  • BC Driver's Licence
  • ICBC Vehicle Insurance
  • BC Identification Card
  • BC Services Card
  • Citizenship Card
  • City of Kelowna property tax notice
  • Social Insurance Number card
  • Credit card
  • Utility bill for Kelowna residence (electricity, natural gas, water, phone or cable service)

Your pick for Kelowna Mayor

Colin Basran
Tom Dyas
David Habib
Glendon Charles Smedley
Silverado Socrates

Your picks for Kelowna Council

Susan Ames
Chris Becenko
Christopher Bocskei
Amarit Brar
Ron Cannan
Sacheen Collecutt Spirit Alliance
Greg Dahms
Maxine DeHart
Indy Dhial
Darrin Fiddler
Gail Given
Bal Grewal
Charlie Hodge
Daniel Joseph
James Kay
Davis Kyle
Amarjit Lalli
Gord Lovegrove
Tom Macauley
Elaine McMurray
D. Ben Norman
Brian Rogers
Zach Sawatzky
Dan Schlosser
Anthony Shephard
Mohini Singh
Luke Stack
Peter Truch
Rick Webber
Noel Wentworth
Chris Williams Spirit Alliance
Loyal Wooldridge

Your picks for Central Okanagan School Board

Chris Becenko
Wayne Broughton
Tovey Demman Parents Voice BC
Teresa Docksteader Parents Voice BC
Chris Fieber Parents Voice BC
Julia Fraser
Val Johnson
Erika Shepard
Lee-Ann Tiede

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