Premier John Horgan has called a byelection for the Vancouver-Quilchena riding that could give BC Liberal leader Kevin Falcon a chance to gain a seat in the legislature.
The election will take place on April 30th. Andrew Wilkinson, a former BC Liberal leader, previously held the seat for Vancouver-Quilchena, but when he resigned as an MLA on Feb. 17, 2022, he left it empty.
New B.C. Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon will run in the byelection after former Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson resigned from the legislature in February.
Jeanette Ashe will run for the New Democratic Party. Ashe is the chair of Douglas College’s political science department and married to Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart.
The B.C. Green Party announced on Thursday that emergency management expert Wendy Hayko would be their candidate in the byelection.
“I will push the provincial government to take effective action on the many issues facing British Columbians today,” she said in a statement from the party.
Nominatons for candidate nominations have until April 9, 2022 at 1 p.m. PT. Voter registration ends on April 20 at midnight and advance polls open from April 22 to 27.
This will be the first byelection in the province since revisions to the Election Act went into effect last month, according to Elections B.C., which will make voting easier and allow the agency to report election night results faster.
workers can now use electronic tabulators to count paper ballots and electronic voting books to look up voters and cross them off the voters list.