For those of you in Vancouver, we go to the polls tomorrow (Saturday, October 20th).
I am running as an Independent for Vancouver City Council. Check out my campaign site or a JPEG of my platform, below.
If you’re confused by Vancouver’s long ballot (22 inches) and 71 Council candidates, here are some links to voting guides to help narrow your choices:
- Gordon Price (6 term Vancouver Councillor, founder of popular PriceTags civic issues blog)
- Frances Bula (Globe & Mail political journalist)
- Allen Pike
- Ian McKinnon
- Michael Geller (Life Member of the Architectural Institute of BC and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners)
- Cambie Report (popular municipal issues podcast – this is their endorsement episode)
- Christopher Porter (extremely dedicated to parsing city politics)
- Alyssa Koehn (millenial urbanist, architect, host of Urbanist Brunch Club)
- Todd Smith’s StrategicVote.ca
- James Wanless
Also, the City of Vancouver’s Plan Your Vote tool is invaluable. It lets you build your slate, then email it to yourself or print it out. You’re allowed to take your phone or notes into the voting booth, which I highly recommend doing as it’s a confusing ballot.
I am number 6 down the list of 71 on the Council portion of the ballot.
Lastly, if you believe in number of endorsements as an indicator of who has a chance to win, I’m currently 7th out of 71 candidates, according to this tracker.
Thanks everyone for your support. Feel free to share this post with Vancouver friends if it helps them get an idea of who might be their choices.
But whoever you’re voting for, just remember to get out there and vote tomorrow!