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Voting begins Saturday in Richmond

By Don Fennell

Published 3:06 PDT, Fri May 14, 2021

The campaigning well underway, voting to elect an eighth city councillor begins tomorrow (May 15) in Richmond.

Ten candidates are vying for the one seat in the May 29 civic by-election. The seat was vacated by former city councillor Kelly Greene after she successfully won the Richmond-Steveston riding for the governing NDP in last October’s provincial election.

Advanced voting commences tomorrow at the following locations:

• Cambie Secondary School, 4151 Jacombs Rd.

• McMath Secondary School, 4251 Garry St.

• McNair Secondary School, 9500 No. 4 Rd.

• Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Rd.

Additional advanced polls will also be open on the following dates and locations as indicated:

• Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20 at Richmond City Hall

• Saturday, May 22 at Cambie, McMath and McNair secondary schools and Richmond City Hall

On general voting day (Saturday, May 29) polls will also be open at Richmond City Hall, McNair, McMath and Cambie secondary schools, and at the following locations:

• Burnett Secondary School, 5011 Granville Ave.

• Cook Elementary School, 8600 Cook Rd.

• Hamilton Elementary School, 5180 Smith Dr.

• MacNeill Secondary School, 6611 No. 4 Rd.

• Richmond Secondary School, 7171 Minoru Blvd.

• Steveston-London Secondary School, 6600 Williams Rd.

• Talmey Elementary School, 9500 Kilby Dr.

Eligible voters may also cast their ballot by mail. For more details, visit

The new councillor elected will serve along with the incumbent seven councillors and mayor on city council until the next scheduled general local and school election on Oct. 15, 2022.

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