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Central Saanich Votes: Here’s everything you need to know

8 candidates are in the running for 6 councillor positions
Central Saanich municipal hall. (Black Press Media file photo)

It’s election day in Central Saanich with polls open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.


In the District of Central Saanich, Mayor Ryan Windsor will be acclaimed with no opposition. There are eight candidates running for six councillor positions including Christopher Graham, Zeb King, Geoff Krause, Jackie Lee, Gord Newton, Niall Paltiel, Sarah Riddell and Bob Thompson.

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The Saanich School District (SD63) is split into three areas with a total of seven school trustees elected.

Tim Dunford and Susan Hickman were unopposed for Central Saanich’s two seats. For the Saanich side of SD63 (which includes a portion of Highlands) Joyce Vandall and Teri VanWell were unopposed – after a third candidate withdrew – to fill those two seats. Nola Silzer also ran unopposed and will fill Sidney’s seat.

That leaves three candidates – Keven Elder, Elsie McMurphy and Cheryl Wenezenki-Yolland – vying for North Saanich’s two seats at the table.

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How to vote:

Three locations are open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. to Central Saanich residents including Central Saanich Municipal Hall (1903 Mt Newton Cross Rd.), Keating Elementary (6843 Central Saanich Rd.) and the Cultural Centre (1209 Clarke Rd.).

To learn more about how to vote, click here.

READ MORE: 2022 Election Coverage

What happens once polls close?

Polls are open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Once they close, the results will be tallied and released. Check out our website and Facebook page for full coverage of the results once polls close.


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