Candidates listed

The list of candidates for the upcoming municipal elections is on the municipal website, with changes made as candidates file their papers or withdraw their nominations.

The list of candidates for the upcoming municipal elections is on the municipal website, with changes made as candidates file their papers or withdraw their nominations.

The list, which is posted at http://summerland.ca/newsitempopup.aspx?ID=521, is unofficial as candidates for mayor, councillor and school trustee positions have until Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. to withdraw their names.

The final list will be presented after nominations close.

The municipal election will be held next month.

Chief election officer Maureen Fugeta said voter turnout in Summerland has been low.

Since 2002, it has been between 47 and 49 per cent. Of a total of around 8,500 electors, fewer than 4,000 have voted in recent elections.

Fugeta said this figure is around the same as in other communities.

The election will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with polling stations set up at Giant’s Head Elementary School and Summerland Secondary School.

Advance polling will be held on the two Wednesdays before the election, on Nov. 9 and Nov. 16, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. The advance polls will be in council chambers in Municipal Hall.

Voters must be Canadian citizens, at least 18 years of age on Nov. 19. They must have lived in Summerland for at least 30 days prior to registering to vote.

Voters must have two pieces of identification, at least one with a signature, to prove residency and identity.

Non-resident property owners who have owned property in Summerland for at least 30 days but who live elsewhere are also eligible to vote.

Those who live outside municipal boundaries but within the boundaries of Electoral Area 2 in the Okanagan Skaha School District may vote for trustees.

 

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