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ELEX: Early voting starts Wednesday
Coquitlam voters can head to the polls as early as tomorrow to mark their byelection ballot.
Advance voting has begun, with a poll open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex. Other early voting opportunities are on Saturday (Pinetree community centre); Wednesday, Oct. 23 (Poirier community centre); and Friday, Oct. 25 (Pinetree community centre).
Picture identification and proof of residency are required at either the advance voting or on general election day, Saturday, Oct. 26.
Eleven candidates are vying for two seats on city council left vacant by Linda Reimer and Selina Robinson, both of whom were elected MLAs in May's provincial election. They are:
• Michael Bell
• Ben Craig
• Ben B.H. Kim
• Barrie Lynch
• Doug Macdonell
• Kevin Startin
• Teri Towner
• Chris Wilson
• Vincent Wu
• Kurt Zaporozan
• Bonita Zarrillo
Two all-candidates' meetings are scheduled this week. The Tri-Cities' Chamber of Commerce will host its gathering on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the David Lam campus of Douglas College (1250 Pinetree Way). And the Burquitlam Community Association will have its meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Sir Frederick Banting middle school (820 Banting St.).
For more details on the byelection, call 604-927-3025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, read Friday's edition of The Tri-City News, when we will publish interviews with the candidates; our website will also include their one-minute videos.