Monday May 29, 2023 | LANGFORD, BC [Updated May 31, 2023]
by Mary P Brooke, Editor | Island Social Trends
Candidate signage for the provincial by-election in Langford-Juan de Fuca is popping up around Langford.
High-profile candidates who are vying to fill the vacant MLA seat in the BC Legislature include Ravi Parmar (BC NDP), Camille Currie (BC Greens), Elena Lawson (BC United), and Mike Harris (BC Conservative).
The June 24, 2023 by-election date was announced this past weekend by Premier David Eby just ahead of his departure on an Indo-Pacific trade mission. There is also a by-election happening concurrently in Vancouver-Mount Pleasant.
Eby said last weekend that he wishes all the candidates well with their campaigns, and that the competition is fair. He noted that Langford is a fast-growing vibrant community, one of the areas where a lot of the in-migration to BC is taking place and where current residents are relocating.
Many people get their news and campaign updates online. But when out and about in the community, any campaign signage is a reminder that the by-election is happening and who is aiming to represent the community.
Larger signage gets attention from drivers, while smaller signage is probably more easily readable at eye-level for cyclists and pedestrians.
Signage colours help voters distinguish between the parties. In BC those colours are: orange and light blue (BC NDP), green and pink (BC Greens), teal and magenta (BC United), and dark blue and red (BC Conservative).
Voters in Langford, Sooke, Highlands and Juan de Fuca may vote in the Langford-Juan de Fuca by-election. The voting area does *not* include Metchosin or Colwood.
Advance voting will be open at Elections BC by-election voting places around Langford, Sooke and Juan de Fuca during June 16 to 21, from 8 am to 8 pm.
Voting day is Saturday June 24, 2023. Voting places will be open 8 am to 8 pm.
Is your voter information up to date? update your Voter Information on the Elections BC website.
District Electoral Office in Langford:
The District Electoral Office (DEO) for Langford-Juan de Fuca is at 110-955 Reunion Ave (in the Belmont Market shopping mall, off Jacklin Road).
On Advance Voting Days and Election Day the DEO will be open 8 am to 8 pm. Otherwise, they are now open Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm, and Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm.
BC NDP candidate Ravi Parmar’s campaign office opened May 28 (May 28, 2023)
Two BC by-elections called for June 24 (May 27, 2023)
Premier Eby expected to call by-election on May 27 (May 26, 2023)
Map: Voter area for Langford-Juan de Fuca (Elections BC)
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