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How to vote in the Vernon election

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

In Vernon, 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 6 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 4 school board trustees.

Who are you voting for?

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

Scott Anderson
Independent
Victor Cumming
Independent
Erik Olesen
Independent

Your pick for Vernon Mayor (up to 1)

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

Council

Jenelle Brewer
Independent
Teresa Durning
Independent
Kelly Fehr
Independent
Kari Gares
Independent
Brian Guy
Independent
Ross Hawse
Independent
Stephanie Hendy
Independent
Akbal Mund
Independent
Brian Quiring
Independent
Ed Stranks
Independent
Dawn Tucker
Independent
Patrick C Vance
Independent
Andy Wylie
Independent

Your picks for Vernon Council (up to 6)

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

School Board

Andy Collins
Independent
Jenn Comazzetto
Independent
Philipp Gruner
Independent
Sylvia Herchen
ParentsVoice
Jewlie Milligan
ParentsVoice
Vanessa Mitchell
Independent
Mark Olsen
Independent
Truman Spring
Independent
Nellie Villegas
ParentsVoice
Tom Williamson
Independent

Your picks for Vernon School Board (up to 4)

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

Wed, Oct 12, 8am - 8pm

City Hall Council Chambers
3400 30th Street
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Thu, Oct 13, 8am - 8pm

City Hall Council Chambers
3400 30th Street
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On election day, Oct 15

At 3 locations
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When: October 15, from 8am to 8pm
Recreation Centre Auditorium
3310 37th Avenue
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Fulton Secondary School
2301 Fulton Road
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Vernon Secondary School
2100 15 St
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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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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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  • B.C. Driver's License
  • B.C. Identification Card
  • Owner's Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle License issued by ICBC
  • B.C. Services Card (with or without photo)
  • Ministry of Social Development Income Assistance Monthly Report Form
  • Social Insurance Card
  • Citizenship card
  • Property tax notice issued by the City of Vernon
  • Credit or debit card
  • Utility bill (electricity, natural gas, water, telephone or cable service)

Your pick for Vernon Mayor

Scott Anderson
Victor Cumming
Erik Olesen

Your picks for Vernon Council

Jenelle Brewer
Teresa Durning
Kelly Fehr
Kari Gares
Brian Guy
Ross Hawse
Stephanie Hendy
Akbal Mund
Brian Quiring
Ed Stranks
Dawn Tucker
Patrick C Vance
Andy Wylie

Your picks for Vernon School Board

Andy Collins
Jenn Comazzetto
Philipp Gruner
Sylvia Herchen ParentsVoice BC
Jewlie Milligan ParentsVoice BC
Vanessa Mitchell
Mark Olsen
Truman Spring
Nellie Villegas ParentsVoice BC
Tom Williamson

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