Election season in Agassiz, Harrison: What you need to know

Kent, Harrison, Sasquatch Country, SD78 nominations are in

On Oct. 20, local voters will go to the polls to choose a new mayor, city council and school board.

Voters in Electoral Area-C, will also elect directors for the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) board.

Here are some links to important information voters need to know, followed by some key dates leading up to the 2018 general local elections on Oct. 20.

Visit the District of Kent’s 2018 General Location Election page or the Village of Harrison’s Municipal Elections and Voter information page for details. For voters in Electoral Area-C, additional information can be found at fvrd.ca.

The chief election officer for the 2018 Local Government Election in the District of Kent is Bev Kennedy. Election questions in DOK can be directed to (604) 796-2235.

In Harrison Hot Springs, Barbara Tenbos has taken on the role of chief election officer. She can be reached at (604) 819-5845.

The chief election officer for the Fraser Valley Regional District is Jamie Schween, who can be reached at (604) 702-5000.

The Harrison Agassiz Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor all-candidates meetings open to the public in both municipalities. Candidates will be asked a series of questions collated and presented by a moderator. Anyone who would like to ask a question can do so by emailing the Chamber of Commerce at info@harrison.ca.

Key dates to note for the election:


Monday, January 1, 2018 – Friday, September 21, 2018


Tuesday, September 4, 2018 – Friday, September 14, 2018


Saturday, September 22, 2018 – Saturday, October 20, 2018


October 24, 4:00 p.m.


October 29, 2018 – 4:00 p.m.


Friday, January 18, 2019


Monday, February 18, 2019


Friday, September 21, 2018 at 4:30 pm


All Candidates Meeting

October 2, 2018 – 7:00 pm: Agricultural Hall

Advance Voting Days (DOK)

October 6, 2018 – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm: Agricultural Hall

October 10, 2018 – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm: Agricultural Hall

October 13, 2018 – 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm: ‘Old Pretty Cottage’ at Harrison Highlands

October 19, 2018 – Special Voting

General Voting Day (DOK)

Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Agricultural Hall

Candidates (DOK)

Mayoral candidates:

Sylvia Pranger

Councillor candidates (four to be elected):

Ian Gardner

Erin Kelley

Duane Post

Kerstin Schwichtenberg

Susan Spaeti

Stan Watchorn

Sung Y Wong


All Candidates Meeting

October 3, 2018 – 7:00 pm: Harrison Memorial Hall

Advance Voting days (Harrison)

October 10, 2018 – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm: Municipal Chambers

The Village of Harrison also allows voting by mail for people with physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at a voting place or for people who expect to be absent from Harrison during general voting day an all advance voting opportunities. Those wishing to vote by mail ballot have to apply by giving their name and address to the chief election officer.

General Voting Day (Harrison)

Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at Harrison Hot Springs Elementary

Candidates (Harrison)

Mayoral candidates:

John Allen

Leo Facio

Councillor candidates (four

to be elected):

Leslie Ghezesan

Ray Hooper

Allan Jackson

Zoltan Kiss

Gerald Palmer

Samantha Piper

Michie Vidal

Sung Y Wong


Advance Voting Days (Electoral Area-C)

October 10, 2018 -8 a.m. – 8 p.m at the FVRD Community Access Centre (10220 N. Deroche Rd, Deroche)

Mail ballot voting is available for FVRD electors who:have a physical disability, illness or injury affecting thier ability to vote at voting locations; expect to be absent from the FVRD on all voting days; or reside within a remote area located more than 25km from the nearest voting location at which they are entitled to vote.To apply for mail ballot voting, contact elections@fvrd.ca before 4pm on Oct 12, 2018 and provide your full name;

whether you are registering as a resident or non resident property elector (NRPE);

residential address;

if you are an NRPE, the property address in relation to which you will be voting;

the electoral area in which you reside or own property;

preferred method of delivery of your mail ballot package – either pick up at the FVRD office or by regular mail to an address you provide.

General Voting Day (Electoral Area-C)

Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Scowlitz First Nation (Sq’ewlets) Boardroom, 12892 Moses St, Lake Errock.

Candidates (Director):

Annie Silver

Wendy Bales

Mel Waardenburg


Candidates (Trustee)

Agassiz-Harrison candidates:

Wendy Colman Lawley

Brittany Ekelund

Ron Johnstone

Frances Oliver

Emma Potts

Lesley Ward

Marilyn Warren

Canyon candidates:

Tom Hendrickson

Hope candidates:

Lori Izawa

Linda Kerr

John Koopman

Gary Lewis

Heather Stewin

Wilfried Vicktor

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