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Five early opportunities for Richmond voters to cast ballots

Two all-candidates meetings have been scheduled, on Oct. 4 and on Oct. 6.

Not convenient to vote on voting day, Saturday, Oct. 15?

If not, there are five advance days– on Oct. 1, 5, 6, 7 and 8 – when Richmond residents can cast their ballots for mayor, eight city councillors and seven school trustees.

Advance voting will take place at Richmond City Hall on all five days. On Oct. 6, there will be advance voting at Kwantlen Polytechnic (8771 Lansdowne Rd.).

Furthermore, on Oct. 8, in addition to city hall, voters can cast ballots at four high schools: Burnett, Cambie, McMath and McRoberts.

All voting on advance days as well as on general election day, Oct. 15, takes place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voters can cast their ballot at any polling station during the five advance voting days, but, on Oct. 15, they have to cast their ballot at their designated polling station.

To see your polling station for election day, click here and enter your address.

The City of Richmond uses the provincial voting list. Anyone on that list should receive their voter card in the mail.

If you’re not on the voters list, you can register when you go to vote.

Non-resident property electors need to register every election. For more information, contact the city at or by phone at 604-276-4100.

Meet candidates at two all-candidates meetings

Two all-candidates meetings have been scheduled so far. The Richmond Centre for Disability and Richmond Poverty Reduction Coalition is holding one on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Minoru Centre for Active Living.

This all-candidates meeting runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and mayoralty and city council candidates have been invited to participate.

The second all-candidates meeting has been scheduled for Oct. 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Steveston Community Centre. This is hosted by the Steveston Community Society and will also feature both mayoralty and city council candidates.  

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