BC municipal election

Late morning view southward over the top of Victoria city hall, as seen from the top of the Fisgard Street parkade. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘A cure for cynicism:’ Experts explain why voting in municipal election is important

Cities shape daily experiences, prepare for emergencies and do politics differently

 

Central Saanich, North Saanich and Sidney host an information session for would-be municipal council candidates at Greenglade Community Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich Peninsula municipalities host joint information session for potential candidates

Session scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. July 14 at Greenglade Community Centre

 

Some voting stations had line-ups on the 2018 municipal election on general voting day. The City of Victoria says registering with Elections BC before Oct. 15 will make voting faster. (Black Press Media file photo)

How to vote and your ballot options for the upcoming municipal election

Registering to vote, voting by mail, counting ballots and accessibility in Victoria

 

Oak Bay’s municipal hall as pictured in May 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)

All Oak Bay voters can use mail-in ballots in upcoming municipal election

Details about requesting a mail ballot package to be released closer to election

Oak Bay’s municipal hall as pictured in May 2021. (Black Press Media file photo)
All voters will be eligible to cast their ballots by mail in the upcoming municipal and school trustee elections this fall. (Black Press Media file photo)

All Saanich Peninsula voters eligible to cast ballots by mail in fall elections

Sidney, North Saanich confirm changes with Central Saanich to follow

All voters will be eligible to cast their ballots by mail in the upcoming municipal and school trustee elections this fall. (Black Press Media file photo)
Mayor Stew Young and Coun. Denise Blackwell are the longest-serving members of Langford council, having both been first elected in 1992. Blackwell says she will only run for the top job if longtime mayor Young chooses not to this year. (Courtesy City of Langford)

No head-to-head mayoral battle in works for longest-standing Langford council members

Denise Blackwell says she’ll run only if Mayor Stew Young decides not to seek re-election

Mayor Stew Young and Coun. Denise Blackwell are the longest-serving members of Langford council, having both been first elected in 1992. Blackwell says she will only run for the top job if longtime mayor Young chooses not to this year. (Courtesy City of Langford)
Sooke Mayor Maja Tait at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in 2019. She announced last week she plans to seek a third term as mayor. (Scott McAlpine photo)

Mayor Tait says she will seek re-election in Sooke

‘I really do enjoy the work,’ mayor says

Sooke Mayor Maja Tait at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in 2019. She announced last week she plans to seek a third term as mayor. (Scott McAlpine photo)
Lisa Helps campaigners decided to adorn bikes with reminders to vote on Thursday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Lisa Helps campaigners target downtown Victoria bikes for election ads

Flyers were hung off of parked bikes in the downtown area

Lisa Helps campaigners decided to adorn bikes with reminders to vote on Thursday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Today is the last day for advance voting on the West Shore. (File photo)
Today is the last day for advance voting on the West Shore. (File photo)
Victoria mayoral candidates talk arts today

Victoria mayoral candidates talk arts today

The ProArt Alliance of Greater Victoria posts results of municipal candidate survey

  • Oct 12, 2018
Victoria mayoral candidates talk arts today
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Students challenge SD61 trustees at all-candidates meeting tonight

Topics on the agenda include public education and community relationships

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There are several opportunities to speak with mayoral and council candidates before the upcoming election. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Upcoming meetings held for Victoria residents to meet mayoral and council candidates

There are several discussions planned in the upcoming weeks before the municipal election

There are several opportunities to speak with mayoral and council candidates before the upcoming election. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Residents will hear how candidates propose to make Victoria more inclusive for people of all abilities at the Oct. 1 candidate forum hosted by the Victoria Disability Resource Centre. News files

Victoria Disability Resource Centre holds candidate forum to discuss accessibility

Mayoral and council candidates to present platforms, participate in public Q&A

Residents will hear how candidates propose to make Victoria more inclusive for people of all abilities at the Oct. 1 candidate forum hosted by the Victoria Disability Resource Centre. News files
Michael Geoghegan (left) says Stephen Hammond paid for attack ads on Victoria BC Today. (File photos)

Victoria mayoral candidate files complaint against fellow mayoral candidate

Geoghegan says Hammond paid for attack ads on a Facebook page

Michael Geoghegan (left) says Stephen Hammond paid for attack ads on Victoria BC Today. (File photos)
The Victorians for Transportation Choice are asking Greater Victoria electoral candidates how they feel about transportation options (photo / Victoria cycling association)

Victorians for Tranportation Choice survey Greater Victoria election candidates

Mayoral and council candidates from across Greater Victoria face 12 questions

The Victorians for Transportation Choice are asking Greater Victoria electoral candidates how they feel about transportation options (photo / Victoria cycling association)
Sean Leitenberg has switched from running for mayor to running for council in the Oct. 20 municipal election. File contributed

Victoria mayoral candidate switches over to run for council

Sean Leitenberg says time on council would help him prepare to be mayor in the future

Sean Leitenberg has switched from running for mayor to running for council in the Oct. 20 municipal election. File contributed
Ten mayoral candidates and 29 council candidates are the final numbers for the upcoming municipal election. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

40 people aim to be mayor or councillor in Victoria municipal election

The final list of candidates for the Oct. 20 election has been released

Ten mayoral candidates and 29 council candidates are the final numbers for the upcoming municipal election. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Esquimalt mayoral candidate John Roe says he swims in the Gorge Waterway most afternoons, having spent the better part of 20 years helping to make sure it’s safe to do so. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

‘Gorge Guy’ hangs his hat on mayoral race in Esquimalt

Longtime environmental conservationist John Roe determined to fix Township’s aging infrastructure

Esquimalt mayoral candidate John Roe says he swims in the Gorge Waterway most afternoons, having spent the better part of 20 years helping to make sure it’s safe to do so. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Ryan “RyMo” Moen has joined an already busy Victoria mayoral race. File contributed

New Victoria mayoral candidate has a simple message: get out and vote

Ryan “RyMo” Moen plans to remind people of democratic process

Ryan “RyMo” Moen has joined an already busy Victoria mayoral race. File contributed
Incumbent Mayor Lisa Helps chats with her supporters at her Fort Street campaign headquarters Aug. 7. Helps recently announced details of her official campaign. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Mayor Lisa Helps prioritizes speed limits, garden suites at campaign launch

Incumbent mayor announces two commitments as campaign for re-election kicks off

Incumbent Mayor Lisa Helps chats with her supporters at her Fort Street campaign headquarters Aug. 7. Helps recently announced details of her official campaign. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS