ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

Voters across British Columbia head to the polls on Saturday to choose a mayor, council and other leaders in local government.

Polls are open in Sooke Region at the following location until 8 p.m. tonight:

Edward Milne Community School (mayor, district councillor, CRD director and school trustees)

6218 Sooke Rd.

East Sooke Community Centre (CRD director, school trustees)

1387 Coppermine Rd.

Juan de Fuca Service Building (CRD director, school trustees)

7450 Butler Rd.

T’Sou-ke First Nation Hall (CRD director, school trustees)

2154 Lazzar Rd.

Shirley Community Hall (CRD director, school trustees)

2795 Sheringham Rd.

Port Renfrew Community Centre (CRD director, school trustees)

2795 Sheringham Rd.

Who is running for mayor?

There are three running for mayor in Sooke: incumbent Maja Tait, Kevin Pearson and Mick Rhodes.

Tait says the main issues for her are health care, infrastructure and housing, while Pearson, who stepped down from council to run against Tait, says leadership is key to running the district.

Who is running for council?

The council race in Sooke is wide open with 13 candidates running for six seats. Councillors Rick Kasper, Brenda Parkinson and Ebony Logins are seeking re-election. Those three are joined by challengers Rick Armour, Al Beddows, Herb Haldane, Phil Rossner, Jeff Bateman, Tony St. Pierre, Doni Eve, Jeff Stewart, Peter Jonassen and Megan McMath.

Who is running for school board?

There are three trustee seats up for grabs in Sooke to sit on the Sooke school board. (Four trustees are picked in Langford). All three incumbents in Sooke are seeking re-election: Bob Phillips, Neil Poirier and Margot Swinburnson. The challengers include Allison Watson and Britt Santowski.

For all of our stories on the municipal election, click here.

Check out our website and Facebook page for full coverage of the results starting at 8 p.m.



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