More than 800 Vision members show up at advance poll for park and school board nominations
Vision Vancouver had a heavy turnout in today's advance voting for nominations for park board and the board of education.
Vision executive director Stepan Vdovine told the Straight by phone that 810 party members cast ballots.
Voting resumes on Sunday (June 22) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Vision's new campaign office at 326 West 5th Avenue.
According to Vdovine, the results will be announced after 8 p.m. on June 22 at the Waterfall Building (1540 West 2nd Avenue) near the entrance to Granville Island.
Vdovine also emphasized that the ballot boxes from today's voting have been sealed and won't be counted until after voting takes place on Sunday.
Nine candidates are vying for four park-board nominations. They are Graham Anderson, Katherine Day, Catherine Evans, Naveen Girn, Brent Granby, Trish Kelly, Mark Mitchell, Sammie Jo Rumbaua, and Coree Tull. (To learn about their positions on keeping cetaceans in captivity in Stanley Park, go here.)
A fifth spot has been saved for Trevor Loke, the only Vision incumbent commissioner seeking relection.
Two candidates, Joy Alexander and Ian Ross McDonald, are running for one remaining position on the Vision board of education slate.