Burnaby Votes: Candidates, parties, and what to know for election day
All the info you need for election day.
Welcome to your Burnaby federal election hub, Beacon readers.
We’ve put this guide together in order for you to find all the information you’ll need on election day in Burnaby—from what to bring with you to the polls on voting day, to all of our riding and candidate profiles.
Stay tuned for our election day coverage on September 20.
When is it?
In case you need another reminder, the federal election will take place on Monday, September 20, 2021.
More important information
- Where do you go? Your local polling station. That information can be found on your voter card. You can also search for your station using Election Canada’s online tool or by calling at 1-800-463-6868. You can also type in your postal code into the VoteMate box below:
- What do you bring?
- Option 1 (1 piece of ID): Show your driver’s licence or any other card issued by a Canadian government (federal, provincial, local) that has your photo, full name, and your current address
- Option 2 (2 pieces of ID): Show 2 pieces of ID. Both must have your name and at least one must have your current address. Elections Canada has a full list of approved ID accepted here.
- Option 3 (No ID): Those without ID can still vote if they declare their identity and address in writing and have someone who knows them and who is assigned to their polling station vouch for them. The voucher must be able to prove their identity and address. A person can vouch for only 1 person (except in long-term care facilities).
- COVID protocols: At all polling stations, poll workers will be wearing masks. You will also be required to wear your mask. There will be clear physical distancing markers and hand sanitizer at all locations as well.
Want to learn more about your riding? We’ve got you covered.
- Brea Huang Sami – Liberal Party of Canada
- Jagmeet Singh – NDP
- Maureen Curran – Green Party of Canada
- Likky Lavji – Conservative Party of Canada
- Martin Kendell – Independent
- Marcella Williams- People’s Party of Canada
Burnaby North -Seymour
- Terry Beech – Liberal Party of Canada
- Jim Hanson – NDP
- Kelsey Shein – Conservative Party of Canada (Did not respond to the Beacon’s interview request)
- Peter Dolling – Green Party of Canada
- Brad Nickerson – People’s Party of Canada
- Rozina Jaffer – Liberal Party of Canada
- Peter Julian – NDP
- David Macdonald – Green Party of Canada
- Paige Munro – Conservative Party of Canada (Did not respond to the Beacon’s interview request)
- Kevin Heide – People’s Party of Canada
Over the past weeks, candidates in Burnaby ridings have taken part in town hall discussions. Burnaby Beacon has covered 2 of these events:
- Burnaby South candidates town hall (September 14)
- New Westminster-Burnaby climate change town hall (September 7)
- SFU Political Science Student Union is hosting a Burnaby North-Seymour townhall on September 17 at 2 pm. There is still time to register here.
- The Burnaby Board of Trade hosted a federal New Westminster-Burnaby candidates discussion on September 14. You can view that here.