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How to vote in the North Cowichan election

How to vote in the North Cowichan election

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

Cowichan Valley School Board

The Cowichan Valley School Board makes decisions to do with schools, like where resources will be spent, creating new programmes, and school policies. You elect 7 school board trustees.

Who are you voting for?

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

Rob Douglas
Independent
John Koury
Independent
Rosalie Sawrie
Independent

Your pick for North Cowichan Mayor (up to 1)

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#1

Council

Christopher Justice
Independent
Dana Arthurs
Independent
Joyce Behnsen
Independent
Charles Borg
Independent
Mike Caljouw
Independent
Elizabeth Croft
Independent
Joseph Enslow
Independent
Bruce Findlay
Independent
Chris Istace
Independent
Tek S Manhas
Independent
Kate Marsh
Independent
Adrienne Richards
Independent
Peter W Rusland
Independent
Christopher A Shaw
Independent
Debra Toporowski
Independent

Your picks for North Cowichan Council (up to 6)

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

Cowichan Valley School Board

Jason Adair
Independent
Shannon Collum
Independent
Elizabeth Croft
Independent
Patricia Dawn
Independent
Randy Doman
Independent
Jen Elmore
Independent
Patricia Gaudreault
Independent
Laura Interlandi
Independent
Janice John-Mitchell
Independent
Johanne Kemmler
Independent
Cindy Lise
Independent
Marina Sapozhnikov
Independent
Cathy Schmidt
Independent
Jeremy Smith
Independent
Eduardo Sousa
Independent
Jennifer Strachan
Independent
Joe Thorne
Independent
Serena Winterburn
Independent

Your picks for Cowichan Valley School Board (up to 7)

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

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 11
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You can vote on any of these days:

Wed, Oct 5, 8am - 8pm

North Cowichan Municipal Hall
7030 Trans-Canada Highway
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Tue, Oct 11, 8am - 8pm

North Cowichan Municipal Hall
7030 Trans-Canada Highway
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On election day, Oct 15

At 6 locations
Show details about advance polls
When: October 15, from 8am to 8pm
Municipal Hall
7030 Trans-Canada Highway
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École Mount Prevost
6177 Somenos Road, Duncan
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Quamichan Middle School
2515 Beverly Street, Duncan
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Maple Bay Elementary
1500 Donnay Drive, Duncan
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Crofton Elementary School
8017 York Avenue, Crofton
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Chemainus Seniors Centre
9824 Willow Street, Chemainus
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Are your friends voting?

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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

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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  • a British Columbia Driver’s Licence
  • a BC Identification Card
  • a photo BC services card
  • a non-photo BC services card
  • an Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence issued by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
  • a British Columbia CareCard or British Columbia Gold CareCard
  • a Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security Request for Continued Assistance Form SDES8
  • a Social Insurance Number card or confirmation of Social Insurance Number letter issued by the government of Canada
  • a Citizenship Card issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • a real property tax notice issued under section 237 of the Community Charter or section 21 of the Taxation (Rural Area) Act
  • a credit card or debit card issued by a savings institution as defined in section 29 of the Interpretation Act
  • a utility bill issued for the supply of electricity, natural gas, water, telephone services or coaxial cable services

Your pick for North Cowichan Mayor

Rob Douglas
John Koury
Rosalie Sawrie

Your picks for North Cowichan Council

Christopher Justice
Dana Arthurs
Joyce Behnsen
Charles Borg
Mike Caljouw
Elizabeth Croft
Joseph Enslow
Bruce Findlay
Chris Istace
Tek S Manhas
Kate Marsh
Adrienne Richards
Peter W Rusland
Christopher A Shaw
Debra Toporowski

Your picks for Cowichan Valley School Board

Jason Adair
Shannon Collum
Elizabeth Croft
Patricia Dawn
Randy Doman
Jen Elmore
Patricia Gaudreault
Laura Interlandi
Janice John-Mitchell
Johanne Kemmler
Cindy Lise
Marina Sapozhnikov
Cathy Schmidt
Jeremy Smith
Eduardo Sousa
Jennifer Strachan
Joe Thorne
Serena Winterburn

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