January 28, 2020

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Yes, There is a Municipal By-election: No Voter Cards

1 City Council, 9 School Trustees

On October 4th, the first advance poll for the Vancouver Municipal By-election took place, with one more advance poll date of October 10th, before the actual voting day of October 14th. Advance polls are at City Hall 8 AM to 8 PM.

No voter cards will be mailed out for the election. Instead, if you are registered on the most current Provincial list of voters you are automatically on the voter’s list. Not registered? You can register at the Voting Place. You will need two pieces of ID with signatures. You can find details for voting ID requirements at vancouver.ca/by-election.

Your vote Matters

This By-election is a staging election, as various parties put forward candidates in hopes of solidifying their chances of winning in next years General Municipal Election. With no voter cards mailed out, all residences would have received an information flier by now.

Our Featured Candidate Statements: From vancouver.ca

City Council candidate, Pete FRY

I’m running to be your City Councilor because when I talk to Vancouverites, they tell me that they want another Green Councilor they can count on to hear them. Someone who will protect our communities, our homes, and our jobs. Someone who will listen, and put public interest first.

I believe in our city and our future. I’ll fight for a new fair deal on housing. I’ll put people as priority and fight to protect small business and local arts. I’ll work to build a smart, sustainable city, with better governance and better government.

The Green Party is Vancouver’s only elected party that doesn’t take developer donations. Electing a second Green to join Councilor Adriane Carr means Green motions can be seconded and publicly debated. Public accountability and transparency are improved.

I’m offering my ideas, passion and commitment to our city. I’m ready to work hard and serve Vancouver residents.

School Trustee, Jamie Lee HAMILTON

Born and raised in Vancouver, I am a strong champion for the vulnerable and marginalized in our City. Prior experience has been in advocacy for at-risk youth, LGBT minorities, Indigenous citizens and the poor. A few key areas of my platform are anti-bullying programs to address increased bullying in our schools, As Trustees we must address the Opioid crises sweeping the City & now affecting students and younger adults.

I am advocating for the Urban Health program at St Paul’s to be implemented into school curriculum. It is unacceptable to have our young students fall prey to the fentanyl crises sweeping the City.

I will push for better linkages between School Board, Park Board, Community Centres and Childcare facilities. I also want to expand our focus school into an Indigenous Centre of Excellence for all students. Please vote October 14.

A full list of candidates can be found on the City of Vancouver website here.

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