A handy guide to the local municipal elections in Vanderhoof and Fraser Lake

How and where to vote locally, plus links to candidate profiles

Local candidates are hopeful and polling stations are getting ready for an influx of voters this weekend: election day kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 and the polls will close at 8 p.m.

Vanderhoof

Vanderhoof residents can cast their ballots at the Senior Friendship Centre at 219 Victoria Street East.

A mayor and six councillors will be elected Saturday, with voters able to vote for one mayoral candidate and up to six candidates for council.

Still not sure who to vote for? Check out the Express’s mayoral and councillor candidate profiles:

Mayor

Justus Benckhuysen

Gerry Thiessen

Councillor

Brian Frenkel

Cyndi Lauze

Steve Little

Kevin Moutray

John Murphy

Spencer Siemens

Roy Spooner

LeRoy Vossler

Ken Young

You can also check out our coverage of the mayoral candidate debate on Oct. 11: Lots agreed upon at Vanderhoof mayoral debate

Fraser Lake

Fraser Lake residents can cast their ballots at Mouse Mountain School at 266 Taluk Avenue.

A mayor and four councillors will be elected Saturday, with voters able to vote for one mayoral candidate and up to four candidates for council.

Still not sure who to vote for? Check out the Expresss mayoral and councillor candidate profiles:

Mayor

Dwayne Lindstrom

Sarrah Storey

Councillor

Audrey Fennema

Darrel Holland

Joe Jenkinson

Craig Lepoidevin

Kim Watt-Senner

What to bring when you vote

Locals must bring two pieces of identification with them in order to vote in all elections, and all voters must be at least 18 years of age or older on General Voting Day, Oct. 20, 2018. They must reside in or own property in the area in which they are voting.

Voters must also be Canadian citizens, and resident of BC for at least six months immediately preceding the day of registration.

There is no need to pre-register to vote. Voters will be able to register at the poll stations.

Non-resident property electors are also asked to bring two pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if there is more than one owner of the property, written consent from a majority of the property owners.

Filter our election coverage on our website at www.ominecaexpress.com/municipal-election



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