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Why do so few people vote in Vancouver elections?

Why do so few people vote in Vancouver elections?

Voter turnout rates for civic elections in Vancouver have hovered around a dismal 30 per cent on average. By comparison, federal elections during the same time period have consistently brought in double that number.
A 301-metre-tall wooden tower is being proposed for Stanley Park

A 301-metre-tall wooden tower is being proposed for Stanley Park

Gunter Ludewig has big ideas for the City of Vancouver
Millennials need to be more represented in B.C. politics

Millennials need to be more represented in B.C. politics

ensuring that the needs and wants of a generation are present in policy development can enhance the sense of community that our councils are supposed to foster every day.
Mayoral candidate shotguns a beer with homeless man in controversial "random acts of kindness" video

Mayoral candidate shotguns a beer with homeless man in controversial "random acts of kindness" video

A four-year-old Facebook video has come back to haunt Port Moody mayoral candidate Rob Vagramov's election campaign. In the 2014 clip, Vagramov filmed himself shotgunning a beer with a homeless person outside a SkyTrain station in downtown Vancouver.
This 2-minute video explains Vancouver’s random election ballot

This 2-minute video explains Vancouver’s random election ballot

This election, Vancouver voters will be faced with a daunting ballot listing 158 candidates running for mayor, council, school board and park board. This quick video explains it all.
Vancouver mayoral candidates promise to disclose donors before election

Vancouver mayoral candidates promise to disclose donors before election

Independent mayoral candidate Kennedy Stewart launched a challenge Tuesday to other mayoral candidates competing to become Vancouver’s next mayor to disclose donors to their campaigns before advance voting begins Oct. 10.
Newcomers vying to fill power void in Vancouver's 'weird' election race

Newcomers vying to fill power void in Vancouver's 'weird' election race

As election campaigns kick off across British Columbia its largest city is facing a race unlike any other, experts say. A proliferation of new parties and independent candidates are crowding the Vancouver race in a widespread turnover of the existing council.
Kennedy Stewart leading most recent Vancouver mayoral election poll

Kennedy Stewart leading most recent Vancouver mayoral election poll

With one month to go until election day, the absence of a Vision Vancouver mayoral candidate appears to have largely benefited independent Kennedy Stewart, at least according to the most recent polling results.
Populist housing ‘platitudes’ from mayoral candidates are ‘dangerous,’ warn outgoing officials

Populist housing ‘platitudes’ from mayoral candidates are ‘dangerous,’ warn outgoing officials

With one month to go before the municipal elections, many mayoral candidates are claiming they can fix the housing crisis without explaining exactly how they will do it – and that's "dangerous," according to outgoing mayors and councillors.
Coalition Vancouver candidates challenge addition of Chinese name to ballot

Coalition Vancouver candidates challenge addition of Chinese name to ballot

A pair of school board candidates are challenging the fact that the local elections office allowed a council candidate to include his Chinese name on the upcoming ballot.