Richmond electors can choose between two mayoral candidates and 17 councillor hopefuls in the 2011 Richmond civic election on Nov. 19.
Another 10 candidates are vying for school trustee positions after the nomination period closed today Friday at 4 p.m.
Short profiles supplied by the candidates will be available soon on the citys website and their profiles will also be published in a comprehensive Voters Guide that will be mailed to all households in early November.
This year, Richmond voters can cast their ballots at any one of the 32 voting places that will be open on election day. In addition, advance voting is scheduled on Nov. 8, 9, 10 12 and 15 at a variety of locations.
Additional details on the civic election can be accessed via the citys election Facebook page at facebook.com/richmondvotes or the citys website at www.richmond.ca.
Information is also available at the citys election office at Richmond City Hall or by calling 604 276 4100. The office is open weekdays during city hall business hours (except for statutory holidays).
The full list of candidates is:
* Mayor: Malcolm Brodie; Richard Lee.
* Councillor: Chak Kwong Au (RITE); Linda Barnes (RCA); Cynthia Chen; Derek Dang (Richmond First); Carol Day (RITE); Evelina Halsey-Brandt;
Ken Johnston (Richmond First); Alexa Loo; Bill McNulty (Richmond First); Linda McPhail (Richmond First); Peter Mitchell; Ramzan Patni; Harold Steves (RCA); Cliff Lifeng Wei; De Whalen (RCA); Michael Wolfe (RITE); Jun L. Wuyan.
* Trustee: Rod Belleza (RITE); William Kang Chen; Kenny Chiu (RITE); Norm Goldstein (RITE); Jonathan Ho (RITE); Donna Sargent (Richmond First); Michael Starchuk (RITE); Debbie Tablotney (Richmond First); Grace Tsang (Richmond First); Eric Yung (Richmond First).
Nomination Papers are available for public inspection in the election office at Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Rd. between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays (excluding statutory holidays) and on the city website: www.richmond.ca/electionservices/candidates.