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How to vote in the West Kelowna election

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

In West 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 6 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 1 school board trustee.

Who are you voting for?

We'll help you decide with 3 easy steps!

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

Andrew Kwaczynski
Independent
Gord Milsom
Independent

Your pick for West Kelowna Mayor (up to 1)

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Council

Anthony Bastiaanssen
Independent
Tasha Da Silva
Independent
Sylvia Dawn
Independent
Rick de Jong
Independent
Rusty Ensign
Independent
Jason Friesen
Independent
Tom Groat
Independent
Stephen Johnston
Independent
John S Martin
Independent
Garrett Millsap
Independent
Jasmine Jane Naaykens
Independent
Bryden Winsby
Independent
Carol Zanon
Independent

Your picks for West Kelowna Council (up to 6)

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Central Okanagan School Board

Laurie Bowen
ParentsVoice
Chantelle Desrosiers
Independent

Your pick for Central Okanagan School Board (up to 1)

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#1

When and where will you vote?

There are 2 ways left to vote this election. Which will you choose?

At advance polls

Oct 7, Oct 11, Oct 13
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You can vote on any of these days:

Fri, Oct 7, 8am - 8pm

City of West Kelowna Council Chambers
2760 Cameron Road
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Tue, Oct 11, 8am - 8pm

City of West Kelowna Council Chambers
2760 Cameron Road
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Thu, Oct 13, 8am - 8pm

City of West Kelowna Council Chambers
2760 Cameron Road
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On election day, Oct 15

At 3 locations
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When: October 15, from 8am to 8pm
Westbank Lions Community Centre
2466 Main Street
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Constable Neil Bruce Middle School
2010 Daimler Drive
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Mar Jok Elementary School
2101 McDougall 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!

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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  • BC Driver's License
  • BC Identification Card
  • BC Services Card (BCID)
  • Another card issued by the Government of B.C. or Canada that shows your name and address
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Canadian Passport
  • Property Tax Notice
  • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
  • Government-Issued Military Identification Card
  • Firearms Possession and Acquisition License
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Current utility bill containing Elector's name and address
  • Owner's Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle License (issued by ICBC)
  • Other documents sufficient to satisfy the Chief Election Officer

Your pick for West Kelowna Mayor

Andrew Kwaczynski
Gord Milsom

Your picks for West Kelowna Council

Anthony Bastiaanssen
Tasha Da Silva
Sylvia Dawn
Rick de Jong
Rusty Ensign
Jason Friesen
Tom Groat
Stephen Johnston
John S Martin
Garrett Millsap
Jasmine Jane Naaykens
Bryden Winsby
Carol Zanon

Your pick for Central Okanagan School Board

Laurie Bowen Parents Voice BC
Chantelle Desrosiers

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