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How to vote in the New Westminster election

How to vote in the New Westminster election

We'll walk you through the who, how, what, and when, and help you make a plan to vote.
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Are you registered to vote?

If you're not already registered, you can still register at the polls.

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.

School Board

The School Board makes decisions to do with schools, like where resources will be spent, creating new programmes, and school policies. You elect 7 school board trustees.

Who are you voting for?

We'll help you decide with 3 easy steps!
Hey, we know New Westminster's candidate list is pretty long. But if you take it bit-by-bit (we'll help you through it!), you can find the candidates who best fit your worldview!

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

Ken Armstrong
Progressives
Patrick Johnstone
Community First
Chuck Puchmayr
Independent

Your pick for New Westminster Mayor (up to 1)

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#1

Council

Karima Budhwani
Progressives
Ruby Campbell
Community First
Chinu Das
Community First
Rick Folka
Progressives
Daniel Fontaine
Progressives
Tasha Henderson
Community First
Bereket Kebede
Community First
Jiayi Li-McCarthy
Progressives
Jaimie McEvoy
Community First
Paul Minhas
Progressives
Nadine Nakagawa
Community First
Daniel K Ampong
Independent

Your picks for New Westminster Council (up to 6)

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#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6

School Board

Marc Andres
Community First
Dee Beattie
Community First
Kathleen Carlsen
Progressives
Danielle Connelly
Progressives
Gurveen Dhaliwal
Community First
Teo Dobre
Progressives
Maya Russell
Community First
Elliott Slinn
Community First
Cheryl Sluis
Community First

Your picks for New Westminster School Board (up to 7)

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#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7

When and where will you vote?

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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

If you're already registered, you don't need ID to vote in New Westminster.

  • If you're not sure if you're registered, best bring ID anyways.
  • If you're registered, but your registered address or name is incorrect (usually because you've moved or updated your name since), you will need ID.

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 CareCard
  • BC Driver’s License
  • BC Identification Card (BCID)
  • BC Services Card
  • Birth certificate
  • Canadian passport
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Credit/debit card
  • Monthly report form (HR0081) from the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
  • NEXUS card
  • Property tax notice
  • Statutory declaration/sworn affidavit
  • Student card
  • Utility bill (electricity, natural gas, water, telephone or cable services)
  • New Westminster Public Library card
  • Citizenship card
  • ICBC owner’s certificate of insurance/vehicle license
  • Income tax assessment

Your pick for New Westminster Mayor

Ken Armstrong New Westminster Progressives
Patrick Johnstone Community First New Westminster
Chuck Puchmayr

Your picks for New Westminster Council

Karima Budhwani New Westminster Progressives
Ruby Campbell Community First New Westminster
Chinu Das Community First New Westminster
Rick Folka New Westminster Progressives
Daniel Fontaine New Westminster Progressives
Tasha Henderson Community First New Westminster
Bereket Kebede Community First New Westminster
Jiayi Li-McCarthy New Westminster Progressives
Jaimie McEvoy Community First New Westminster
Paul Minhas New Westminster Progressives
Nadine Nakagawa Community First New Westminster
Daniel K Ampong

Your picks for New Westminster School Board

Marc Andres Community First New Westminster
Dee Beattie Community First New Westminster
Kathleen Carlsen New Westminster Progressives
Danielle Connelly New Westminster Progressives
Gurveen Dhaliwal Community First New Westminster
Teo Dobre New Westminster Progressives
Maya Russell Community First New Westminster
Elliott Slinn Community First New Westminster
Cheryl Sluis Community First New Westminster

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