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Comox announces municipal council by-election date for November

Nov. 27th will be election day in Comox.

That’s when the Town of Comox is holding a municipal by-election to fill the council seat left by the resignation of former councillor Pat McKenna.

General voting day for the new councillor will be held at the Comox Community Centre with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. 

Additional advance voting days will also be available on Nov. 17th, 20th and 24th. 

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Due to the continued social distancing and minimal touch-point preferences of many residents, Council has agreed to adopt increased eligibility for mail-ballot voters.

Comox Council appointed Shelly Russwurm as Chief Elections Officer and Lia Pesklevits as Deputy Chief Election Officer.

The Local Government Act authorizes Council to determine some local election procedures by bylaw and these are reflected in “Comox Election and Assent Voting Bylaw No. 1888, 2018” which includes:

  • the use of voting machines, use of the Provincial voter’s list,
  • public access to election documents via the Town website,
  • advance voting opportunities, and
  • voting by mail ballot and determining the order of candidate names on ballots.

The town’s website provides the public with the deadlines for elector registration and candidate nominations, as well as dates, times and locations of all voting opportunities.

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