Local Elections 2022

The Discourse team is working to inform voters ahead of the General Local Elections on Oct. 15, 2022, based on the issues you’ve told us you care most about. Take our election survey here.

Visit this page for general election information as well as coverage specific to the City of Nanaimo, the Municipality of North Cowichan, the City of Duncan, the Town of Ladysmith, the Town of Lake Cowichan, the Cowichan Valley Regional District, the Cowichan Valley School Board and Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools.

These Nanaimo residents say health, accessibility barriers contributed to low voter turnout

Fewer than one in four Nanaimo residents who were eligible to vote participated in the local election. Reporter Lys Morton explores what held some community members back.

Local elections 2022: Nanaimo youth put questions to candidates. Here are the answers.

City of Nanaimo candidates answer student questions related to climate change, services for unhoused residents, sidewalks and more.

How will Nanaimo Ladysmith School District trustee candidates protect children’s rights?

We asked candidates a series of questions using rights outlined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

How will Cowichan Valley School District trustee candidates protect children’s rights?

Cowichan Valley School District trustee candidates speak to how they would protect students’ rights if elected.

Voting in the Cowichan region? Here’s what you need to know

Four municipalities, nine electoral areas, two school boards and a referendum. Here’s what you need to know before heading to the polls in the Cowichan Valley Regional District.

Why local government and school board elections matter

Most people don’t vote, and there are good reasons for that. But local representatives play a big role in shaping our communities.

Voting in the 2022 Nanaimo municipal election? Here’s what you need to know

Where, when and how to cast your ballot in Nanaimo for the 2022 local elections.

The Discourse crash course: Municipal politics 101

The Discourse tackles the municipal politics questions you were too embarrassed to ask.

What’s the deal with CVRD’s recreation funding referendum?

Residents of the Cowichan Valley Regional District will vote on a plan for more equitable recreation funding. Here’s what you need to know.

SURVEY: What questions are top of mind for the 2022 local elections?

The Discourse wants to know what’s on your mind as you prepare to head the to polls on Oct. 15, 2022.

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