November, 2014 - Municipal Elections are important, and this year on November 15th, you have your opportunity to determine who will be the Mayor, City Councillors and School Trustees in your town, city or district, by voting in your Municipal Election.
Advance voting opportunities are also available - check your local government website for when and where you can vote in your community.
Municipal government is the closest level of government to you and has a direct impact on how you live in your community. They set property tax rates, determine issues concerning development, make decisions on parks, sports fields and recreation and community amenities, set the tone for safety, growth and, in many cases, local and regional transportation infrastructure. They supply your municipal services for garbage removal, police services, fire departments and libraries. And they are responsible for so much more in your community.
BC voters will also have an opportunity to elect School Trustees, also known as Board of Education Trustees for their local School District. These public officials have a tough job and are responsible for determining local priorities to meet the unique educational requirements of your community.
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