Esquimalt-Metchosin: A guide for voters

October 23, 2020

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

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Is this my riding? 

The Esquimalt-Metchosin riding includes the Township of Esquimalt, the Town of View Royal, the City of Colwood and the District of Metchosin.

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This map by Elections BC shows the boundaries of the Esquimalt-Metchosin riding.

Who are the candidates?

Your election questions, answered

The Discourse asked what questions you have for local candidates. Because many of you cited the rising cost of living as a top issue, we reached out to the candidates and asked about their plans for affordability, housing and childcare

We also sent some of your questions, across a variety of issues, to the candidates for written response. Here’s what we heard:

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.