Sooke candidates and voting information

Sooke voters will elect a mayor, six councillors and three school board trustees for the Sooke school district.  

More information about the candidates is available here: Mayor candidates | Councillor candidates | Trustee candidates

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Candidates for mayor

Candidates for council

Election events

Transition Sooke is hosting a pair of non-partisan municipal election events in the coming weeks. Neither are debates and both will give local voters a chance to meet and learn more about all candidates on the Oct. 20 ballot.

A speed dating-style meet-and-greet with individuals running for Mayor, Council and School District #62 trustee is set for Wednesday Sept. 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. upstairs at the Sooke Community Hall.Each candidate will be supplied with a table and set of chairs for small-group encounter sessions. A bell will sound every seven minutes to signal that it's time to play musical chairs and move to another candidate. Attendees are free to ask any question they wish.

A Mayors' Candidate Forum is scheduled for the EMCS Community Theatre on Wed. October 3 from 7 to 9 p.m.It will follow the same format as a session hosted by Transition Sooke in 2011. Each of the three candidates will be supplied a set of questions prepared by Transition's board of directors that reflect the organization's own concerns and those of the community at large. Each candidate will appear individually on stage in an order determined by a draw beforehand and will be asked the same questions in person. Time will be allowed for queries from the audience.

The formats of the two events are intended to compliment the all-candidates debate hosted by the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce on Thursday Oct. 11 at the Prestige Hotel.

Members of the Sooke Region Multi-Belief Initiative (SRMBI), a Transition Sooke working group, will speak briefly before the Sept. 26 event at the Community Hall. As part of its bid to earn official recognition for Sooke as a Compassionate Community, the SRMBI is calling on all candidates to affirm the Charter For Compassion and do their part in contributing to a clean, fair, positive and issue-based campaign.

Key dates

  • Sept. 4 to Sept. 14 — Nomination period (when candidate packages can be submitted)
  • Sept. 22 to Oct. 20 — Campaign period
  • Oct. 10 — Advance voting
  • Oct. 17 — Advance voting
  • Oct. 20, 2018 — General voting day

Voting locations

Advance voting

Oct. 10

  • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Shields Rd.

Oct. 17

  • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Shields Rd.

General voting day

Oct. 20, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Edward Milne Secondary School, 6218 Sooke Rd.

For more information, go to the Sooke election page

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