The next reign of local leaders are expected to be named Saturday night, as Vernon’s 2022 municipal election gets underway.
Three candidates are running for the mayor’s seat: incumbent Victor Cumming, current councillor Scott Anderson and newcomer Erik Olesen.
Thirteen candidates are running for six available councillor positions. Incumbents Teresa Durning, Kelly Fehr, Kari Gares, Akbal Mund and Brian Quiring are running along with newcomers Jenelle Brewer, Brian Guy, Ross Hawse, Stephanie Hendy, Ed Stranks, Dawn Tucker, Patrick Vance and Andy Wylie.
Polls are open in Vernon from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where you can vote:
Recreation Centre Auditorium
3310 37th Avenue, Vernon, B.C.
Fulton Secondary School
2301 Fulton Road (Gymnasium)
Vernon Secondary School
2100 15 St (Commons Area)
Who you can vote for:
For Elections FAQ page for questions like what kind of identification to bring, click here
What happens once polls close?
After 8 p.m. local time, election officials will begin counting and tallying the ballots. Morning Star reporters will be on scene with Vernon mayoral candidates when the results come in.