Young adults are hit hard by the housing shortage, and who gets elected to Victoria City Council on October 15 will make a difference.
The housing shortage causes low vacancy rates and high rents. There are election candidates who support more housing. I am a very strong supporter of more housing (see my other blog posts and my tweets). I’m also a very strong supporter of climate action, and climate change is a big concern for every age bracket in Canada but especially young adults.
If you are a student, or if you know one, here is some student voter information. Please share it.
I will be adding more details to this post as we get closer to the election. See also my post with general voting info – how, where, when etc.
You can vote in the Victoria City Council election on October 15 if:
- you are a Canadian citizen
- you will be 18 years old or older on election day, October 15, 2022
- you have been a resident of B.C. for at least six months immediately before voting day or registration
- you’re a resident of Victoria for any length of time, even if you have been away. New residents do NOT need to reside in the City of Victoria for at least 30 days.
If you live in one jurisdiction and attend school in a jurisdiction different from your usual place of residence, you can vote in either one.
(By the way, the City of Victoria website is wrong in saying that you must be a “property elector (non-resident property owner).” I’ve told them. It looks like a typo. Hopefully they will fix that soon, at which point I will include a link to their page.)
Details do matter, but the above should cover most students. I will be adding details to this post, so please stay tuned.
By the way, “living in Victoria” can mean living in one of the many municipalities that make up Greater Victoria (tho the City of Victoria is the best NGL). Below are maps of (1) the City of Victoria and neighbouring municipalities, and (2) the street boundaries of the City of Victoria, so you can see whether you live in the City of Victoria.
Resources if needed:
- BC government voters guide.
- BC government page on voter eligibility.
- The Local Government Act provisions are here (especially relevant are sections 64, 65 and 67).
1. Greater Victoria municipalities near City of Victoria
2. Street boundaries of City of Victoria (you can vote no matter which neighbourhood you are in)
Featured image of news story: CHEK News https://www.cheknews.ca/uvic-students-scrambling-to-find-housing-one-month-before-new-school-year-865028/. Note: It’s going to be as bad, or worse, this fall.