In Qualicum Beach, two people are seeking to be the mayor and 10 are hoping to be elected as councillor in the upcoming election.
The incumbent mayor is being challenged by a current councillor, and the other three councillors are seeking re-election.
In addition to voting for mayor and councillors, Qualicum Beach residents will also vote for two school trustees in Area G of the Qualicum School District.
The ballot will also contain two referendum questions:
- Are you in favour of the Town of Qualicum Beach Council increasing in size from four (4) Councillors to six (6) Councillors?
- Should the Town spend the necessary funds, up to a maximum of $700,000, to refurbish the St. Andrew’s Lodge building?
There will be two advance voting days on Oct. 5 and 12, as well as general voting day on Oct. 15. All three days, voting will take place at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In 2018, 4,600 people voted in the election for a voter turnout of 58.9 per cent.
Teunis Westbroek, who is currently a councillor, and incumbent mayor Brian Wiese are seeking the mayor’s seat in the election.
The three incumbents seeking re-election as councillors are Robert Filmer, Scott Harrison, and Anne Skipsey.
Stanley Beech, Peter Kent, Doreen MacKay-Dunn, John Phillips, Petronella Vander Valk, Dave Willie, and Jean Young are hoping to be elected.