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Here’s what you need to know on election day in North Saanich

1 mayor, 6 councillors and 2 school trustees to elect
North Saanich Municipal Hall. (Black Press Media file photo)

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


In the District of North Saanich, Nancy Borden, Peter Jones and Murray Weisenberger are looking to replace outgoing mayor Geoff Orr with 13 candidates running for six councillor positions. Those candidates include Sanjiv (no last name on ballot), Phil DiBattista, Erin Giesbrecht, Tara Keeping, Jack McClintock, Irene Mcconkey, Morgan Mikkelsen, Jon Rennison, Terrie Rolph, Brett Smyth, Celia Stock, Maya Tse-Cotton and Majid Varasteh.

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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:

The North Saanich municipal hall, 1620 Mills Rd., is open to residents from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

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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