2020 Provincial Election: Nanaimo Candidates Forum

A provincial election has been called for Saturday, October 24th and the Nanaimo Chamber hosted a Candidates Forum on Wednesday, October 14th to learn more about our local candidates and to address some of Nanaimo’s most pressing issues.

A recording of the forum can be viewed via the button below:

Learn More About Our Local Candidates

Sheila Malcolmson


Kathleen Jones

BC Liberals

Lia Versaevel

BC Greens

Want to learn more about where your political views align?

CBC’s Vote Compass is a tool developed by political scientists for exploring how your views align with those of the parties.

Concerned about how voting during a pandemic will work?

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has been working with Elections BC to ensure voting in person can be done safely and voters will be required to wear a mask in order to cast their ballot.

Other pandemic voting protocols include:

  • Physical distancing.
  • Capacity limits based on square footage of a voting place.
  • Election officials wearing personal protective equipment, such as masks and face shields.
  • Protective barriers.
  • Hand sanitizing stations.
  • Frequent cleaning of voting stations and frequently touched surfaces.

Voters who are feeling sick, self-isolating or who have COVID-19 should not go to a voting place in person. They should contact Elections BC for guidance on how to vote safely.

To learn more about how voting during a pandemic will work, click HERE.

To contact Elections BC, click HERE.

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