Voting day is this Saturday, October 15, and we’ve compiled all of the Mountaineer’s 2022 local election coverage as a resource for voters. Re-read Q&A with the city council and mayoral candidates, school board trustee candidate profiles, and forum recaps before the general voting day this Saturday, October 15, 2022.
Revelstokians are some of the most engaged citizens. Opinions, comments, concern, and sometimes, spicey humour surround town topics on social media — It’s not something to be discouraged. Every town should be so lucky to have residents that care so much. This is especially true when electing individuals who decide unique issues pertaining to Revelstoke’s future. This year’s election promises significant change, with the majority of candidates being new to local politics.
We’ve listed our coverage as resources below to help you make informed decisions on voting day this Saturday.
To vote in person on the general voting day, Saturday, October 15, voters will need two pieces of identification show residency and identity. In-person voting will occur at the Revelstoke Community Centre from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. in the Macpherson Room. You can register to vote immediately before voting on general voting day.
The last opportunity for advanced voting is tomorrow, Wednesday, October 12. For more voter information, visit the City of Revelstoke’s website.
Residents can vote to elect a mayor, six councillors and five School District No. 19 Trustees.
Revelstoke city councillor and mayoral candidates Q&A series
There are two candidates for mayor of Revelstoke and ten candidates for city councillor running in the 2022 general local election. Voters will elect one mayor and six councillors following general voting day, October 15.
Our Q&A series asked candidates questions each week leading up to the election and posted their responses verbatim. The series covers issues central to Revelstoke’s local election. Read candidates’ answers to the Q&A series below:
Candidates for mayor
Candidates Nicole Cherlet and Gary Sulz are running for Mayor of Revelstoke. The Mountaineer’s Q&A series featured a special question just for mayoral candidates. Read the Q&A here:
School district No. 19 Trustee Candidates
School trustees are an essential part of municipal governance, responsible for guiding the work of their school district according to the community’s unique needs. They set plans, policies and the annual budget.
According to the British Columbia School Trustees Association, trustees “engage their communities in building and maintaining a school system that reflects local priorities, values and expectations.”
There are eight candidates for School District 19 Trustee, and five will be elected following General Voting Day on October 15, 2022.
As part of the Mountaineer’s coverage of the upcoming municipal election, we asked candidates to share key issues they’d like to tackle if voted in as trustees on the board of education. Get to know the candidates for School District 19 Trustee in the profiles below:
All-Candidate Forum recaps
Two separate candidate forum events were held on the evenings of October 4 and 5, 2022. The first hosted Revelstoke city council and mayor candidates, and the second was a meeting for School District 19 Trustee candidates. Read recaps of the city council and mayoral candidate forum and the School District 19 trustee forum below: