Municipal Election

One could argue civic elections are more important than their federal and provincial counterparts, yet voter turnout is historically lower at the municipal level. With Surrey’s election just hours away, we find out why that might be. (File photo)

Voting by the numbers: Why do civic elections draw the fewest voters?

Academics shed some light on why voter turnout for municipal elections is historically so low

One could argue civic elections are more important than their federal and provincial counterparts, yet voter turnout is historically lower at the municipal level. With Surrey’s election just hours away, we find out why that might be. (File photo)
5 races to watch in B.C.’s municipal elections today

5 races to watch in B.C.’s municipal elections today

This year’s election results across more than 160 cities in B.C. will start pouring in after polls close Saturday at 8 p.m.

5 races to watch in B.C.’s municipal elections today
(Editorial cartoon by Patrick LaMontagne)

BUCHOLTZ: The power of democracy is exemplified elsewhere

If democracy is resilient and powerful in Sierra Leone, it most certainly can be the same in Surrey

  • Oct 20, 2018
(Editorial cartoon by Patrick LaMontagne)
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Surrey voter are heading to the polls today. (Now-Leader file photo)

10 things to know before voting in Surrey today

Voting stations throughout Surrey are open until 8 p.m. today

  • Oct 20, 2018
Surrey voter are heading to the polls today. (Now-Leader file photo)
After months of campaigning, Surrey heads to the polls today. (Black Press file photo)

ELECTION DAY: Polls close in Surrey as voters await results

There were more than 50 places to cast your vote in Surrey today

  • Oct 20, 2018
After months of campaigning, Surrey heads to the polls today. (Black Press file photo)
Delta mayor candidate Q&As

Delta mayor candidate Q&As

The North Delta Reporter sent mayoral candidates a list of eight questions to answer

  • Oct 19, 2018
Delta mayor candidate Q&As
Delta councillor candidate Q&As

Delta councillor candidate Q&As

The North Delta Reporter sent councillor candidates a list of eight questions to answer

  • Oct 19, 2018
Delta councillor candidate Q&As
Delta school trustee candidate Q&As

Delta school trustee candidate Q&As

The North Delta Reporter sent school trustee candidates a list of six questions to answer

  • Oct 19, 2018
Delta school trustee candidate Q&As
Five of Surrey’s mayoral candidates were at Crescent Park Elementary Monday. (Contributed photo)

Elementary students host Surrey mayoral candidates

Five hopefuls field questions at Crescent Park Elementary

Five of Surrey’s mayoral candidates were at Crescent Park Elementary Monday. (Contributed photo)
Three-time Stanley Cup champion and Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Brent Seabrook is endorsing George Harvie for Delta mayor. (NHL/Twitter photo)

NHL’s Brent Seabrook backs Harvie for Delta mayor

“I support Harvie’s commitment to delivering key investments for sport and recreation facilities.”

Three-time Stanley Cup champion and Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Brent Seabrook is endorsing George Harvie for Delta mayor. (NHL/Twitter photo)
Delta council candidate Mike Smith. (Photo submitted)

Smith says growing transit in Delta about ‘more than just more buses’

Smith worked for Coast Mountain Bus Company for 28 years and is the president of Unifor Local 2200

Delta council candidate Mike Smith. (Photo submitted)
(Editorial cartoon by Patrick LaMontagne)

BUCHOLTZ: The power of democracy is exemplified elsewhere

If democracy is resilient and powerful in Sierra Leone, it most certainly can be the same in Surrey

  • Oct 18, 2018
(Editorial cartoon by Patrick LaMontagne)
OUR VIEW: Don’t be accurs’d, Surrey – get out and vote!

OUR VIEW: Don’t be accurs’d, Surrey – get out and vote!

Alas, the shame you will feel, for shirking your civic duty, for letting others carry your weight

  • Oct 18, 2018
OUR VIEW: Don’t be accurs’d, Surrey – get out and vote!
One could argue civic elections are more important than their federal and provincial counterparts, yet voter turnout is historically lower at the municipal level. With Surrey’s election just hours away, we find out why that might be. (File photo)

ELECTION QUESTIONS: Are civic elections less important than federal and provincial elections?

No? Then why is voter turnout typically lower? Academics provide some reasons why

One could argue civic elections are more important than their federal and provincial counterparts, yet voter turnout is historically lower at the municipal level. With Surrey’s election just hours away, we find out why that might be. (File photo)
An all-candidates meeting saw 17 of the 20 councillor hopefuls speak about Delta issues on Wednesday, Oct. 17. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Delta council candidates discuss housing caps at Tsawwassen debate

The only meeting to feature just councillor hopefuls saw 17 of 20 candidates discussing Delta issues

An all-candidates meeting saw 17 of the 20 councillor hopefuls speak about Delta issues on Wednesday, Oct. 17. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Kari Simpson of Culture Guard says the organization has a “multi-prong system” in choosing which candidates to endorse. The group has endorsed eight candidates for the Surrey civic election. (File photo)

Culture Guard endorses eight candidates for upcoming Surrey civic election

Four of the endorsed candidates are running for school board

Kari Simpson of Culture Guard says the organization has a “multi-prong system” in choosing which candidates to endorse. The group has endorsed eight candidates for the Surrey civic election. (File photo)
Anthony Capuccinello Iraci, Surrey’s chief election officer. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Surrey’s advance polling numbers almost doubled

This year 22,185 advance ballots were cast compared to 11,747 in the 2014 civic election

Anthony Capuccinello Iraci, Surrey’s chief election officer. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Self Advocates of Semiahmoo member Madison Van Oene speaks with a candidate for White Rock council at a “mixer” hosted by the group Monday afternoon. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Message for Peninsula candidates: ‘People with disabilities are very much voters’

Self advocates of Semiahmoo host ‘mixer’ with White Rock hopefuls

Self Advocates of Semiahmoo member Madison Van Oene speaks with a candidate for White Rock council at a “mixer” hosted by the group Monday afternoon. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Fourteen of Delta’s 17 trustee candidates at an all-candidates meeting in early October. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Delta Teachers’ Association endorses seven trustee candidates in advance of election

The seven candidates are those who the DTA believes are most supportive of teachers’ issues

Fourteen of Delta’s 17 trustee candidates at an all-candidates meeting in early October. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Independents Working for You candidates (from left) Laura Dixon, Joe Muego, Garry Shearer, Jeannie Kanakos, Jim Cessford, Bruce McDonald, Sandeep Pandher and Nick Kanakos. (Photo submitted)

Delta council slate promises new trucking plan if elected

Sandeep Pandher said members of Independents Working for You would work to support trucking in Delta

Independents Working for You candidates (from left) Laura Dixon, Joe Muego, Garry Shearer, Jeannie Kanakos, Jim Cessford, Bruce McDonald, Sandeep Pandher and Nick Kanakos. (Photo submitted)