Thursday, September 8, 2022

Advanced Voting and Vote by Mail Information for Langley City Election

I may be biased, but I believe local government is extremely important. Whether collecting garbage, providing water and sewer, ensuring traffic and street lights are working, and maintaining streets and sidewalks, local government impacts your daily quality of life.

Unfortunately, local government elections have low voter turnouts. For example, only 25% of eligible voters participated in the 2018 Langley City election.

To make voting more accessible, you can vote in person before or on general election day on October 15th.

The advanced voting dates are:

October 4th from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Timms Community Centre
October 5th from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at Timms Community Centre
October 6th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Langley Senior Resources Society Recreation and Resource Centre
October 12th from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at Timms Community Centre

For more information, please visit the City’s website.

New this year, you can also request to vote by mail. For more information, please download the Application to Vote by Mail form. It is easy to complete on paper or on your computer/tablet/phone. You can email or drop off the form.

For more details, please check out the City’s FAQs on voting.

To help you find out information about candidates running for mayor or council, the City is posting candidates’ profiles, so you can learn more about people running. The City will publish this information starting after 4 pm on Friday. Be sure to check out the City’s website.

I’m hoping that we will have more than 25% voter turnout this year. I know some people may think that voting doesn’t matter, but the people you elect do have a significant impact on the direction of your community.

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