The City of Vancouver's next election will be held on October 20, 2018. Voters will elect 1 mayor, 10 councillors, 7 commissioners for the Parks Board, and 9 school trustees.
It's a race to watch. Why?
1. Incumbent Mayor Gregor Robertson announced he will not be seeking re-election in January 2018. Robertson has served as Vancouver's Mayor for the past 10 years, and it's now an open seat.
2. The current governing party, Vision Vancouver, originally nominated Ian Campbell but he stepped down from the race in September 2018. Vision is not running a mayoral candidate. New parties have emerged, and there are frontrunner independent candidates. The landscape of local political parties in Vancouver is shifting, and it'll be interesting to see how it all lands.
3. Vancouver has never had a female mayor! There are frontrunner female candidates in the race. Get to know them.
4. For the first time, candidates will be listed in random order (rather than alphabetically) on the ballot.
Want to learn more about the election and how to vote? Visit the City of Vancouver's election page. It's really (!) good. The City's website includes detailed information about all candidates - photos, bios, top 3 priorities, platforms, and contact information - in a highly accessible. Frankly, if every municipality did this, we wouldn't need to be tracking mayoral races at the MayorsProject.ca! Well done, City of Vancouver, well done. #respect
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