July 17, 2017 2:02 pm
Updated: July 17, 2017 3:30 pm

City of Vancouver proposes date for council by-election

City council hopes to hold a by-election on Oct. 14.

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The City of Vancouver is proposing to hold a by-election on Oct. 14 for the council seat left vacant by the resignation of Vision Councillor Geoff Meggs.

The nomination period would be held from Aug. 29 to Sep. 8.

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Voting by mail would begin on Sep. 26, and advance voting would be held between Oct. 4 and 10.

City Council will appoint the Chief Election Officer and finalize the dates at its July 26th meeting.

Mayor Gregor Robertson has said the by-election will likely cost over $1 million.

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Meggs quit on July 4 to become the Chief of Staff for Premier designate John Horgan.

If the incoming NDP government wants to fill the vacant seats on the Vancouver School Board in the by-election, it must inform the City by Aug 4.

Earlier this year the Liberal Education Minister fired the entire Board because it refused to pass a balanced budget, as required by law.

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