2021 Municipal By-Election
Town of Comox By-election - Saturday, November 27, 2021
On June 15, 2021, Councillor Pat McKenna provided a letter of resignation from Council effective August 31, 2021. Since this resignation does not fall within the same year as a general municipal election, a by-election is required.
As is required by the Local Government Act, once Council appoints the Chief Election Officer and the Deputy Chief Election Officer, the by-election must be held within 80 days. On September 8, 2021, Council appointed Shelly Russwurm as the Chief Election Officer and Lia Pesklevits as the Deputy Chief Election Officer.
A municipal by-election in the Town of Comox will take place on Saturday, November 27, 2021. One (1) Councillor for Town of Comox Council will be elected to fill the seat vacated by Councillor Pat McKenna.
By-election COVID-19 Safety Measures:
The Town of Comox is committed to ensuring a safe By-election during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following public health, Elections BC and WorkSafe BC orders and guidelines, a 2021 Municipal By-election COVID-19 Safety Plan will ensure the safety of voters, candidates and election staff throughout the By-election.
- All voting opportunities will have protective measures in place, including physical distancing, capacity limits, hand sanitizing stations, plexiglass protective barriers, election officials wearing personal protective equipment, and frequent cleaning of voting stations and frequently touched surfaces.
- As is required by the Provincial Emergency Program Act Face Covering (COVID-19) Order, masks are required in public settings, including the voting location, except for those who are exempt.
- You will be asked to sanitize your hands before and after voting.
- Pens will be provided for voting and will be sanitized in between use. You may choose to use your own pen.
- You will personally feed your marked ballot into an electronic voting machine.
- Please do your part to vote safely. Follow election officials’ instructions and signage in the voting place to maintain physical distancing.
- If you are ill or self-isolating, do not visit a voting place - request a mail ballot - click here for more information.