MUNICIPAL ELECTION: Esquimalt voters head to polls to craft new council, answer referendum question

Ballots also include candidates vying to become school trustee

  • Nov. 18, 2011 2:00 p.m.

When Esquimalt’s eligible voters head to the polls on election day tomorrow (Nov. 19), they will have eight names to choose from to fill six seats on municipal council.

Candidates’ names will appear in this order: Bob McKie, David Schinbein, Dave Hodgins, Meagan Brame, Lynda Hundleby, Sandra Dixon, Tim Morrison and Josh Steffler. Brame and Hundleby are currently serving as township councillors.

Mayor Barb Desjardins has been acclaimed for her second term as mayor.

Ballots will also feature a non-binding referendum question, asking voters to answer yes or no to allowing zoning changes that would pave the way for two buildings to be built at the town square near municipal hall.

The concept features commercial and civic space, as well as up to eight and 12 storeys of residential units.

Ballots will also include the names of 16 candidates vying for nine school trustee positions.

Voting takes place at Esquimalt municipal hall, 1229 Esquimalt Rd., from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For details, please visit www.esquimalt.ca/elections or call 250-414-7135.