Nanaimo-North Cowichan: A guide for voters

Welcome to your B.C. election 2020 voter guide for the Nanaimo-North Cowichan riding. Here you’ll find all the information you need on the candidates, the parties, the issues and how to vote. 

Be sure to sign up to the Discourse’s newsletters for the Cowichan Valley and Nanaimo to stay up to date on our coverage. 

Is this my riding? 

The Nanaimo-North Cowichan riding stretches from Highway 18 and Herd Rd, just north of Duncan, up to Harwood Rd and Milton St. in the south end of Nanaimo. The communities of Crofton, Chemainus and Ladysmith are in this riding. So are several islands: Gabriola, Valdes, Thetis and Penelakut. 

This map by Elections BC shows the boundaries of the Nanaimo-North Cowichan riding.
This map by Elections BC shows the boundaries of the Nanaimo-North Cowichan riding.

Who are the candidates?

Your election questions, answered

The Discourse asked what questions you have for local candidates. Leading up to the election, we’ll be publishing their answers. We’ll add more stories to this list as they are published. 

Where can I find the party platforms? 

How do I vote?

  • If you are at least 18 years old, a Canadian citizen and a resident of British Columbia for the last six months, you are eligible to vote. 
  • Voting day is Saturday, Oct. 24, with advance polls Oct. 15 through Oct. 21. Visit Elections BC for information on where to go and what to bring. 
  • You can also request a vote-by-mail package online or by calling 1-800-661-8683. Elections BC recommends requesting the package by Oct. 17. [end]


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