Municipal Election

VOTING DAY: Everything you need to know in one spot

VOTING DAY: Everything you need to know in one spot

Interviews, Q&As, info on how to vote, stories on the issues and candidate bios all in one place.

Mayor Henry Braun sworn in by The Honourable Judge Kenneth Skilnick during the inaugural meeting of Abbotsford City Council on Monday. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

SLIDESHOW: Inaugural meeting of Abbotsford mayor and council

Monday night marked the election winners first order of business

Challenger Harry Gough and incumbent Cindy Fortin were tied in votes following a recount of the Oct 20 Peachland mayoral election result. So a B.C. judge had to draw the name of the winner and she drew Fortin’s name. —Image: Alistair Waters/Capital News

Incumbent’s name drawn to settle who will be Peachland’s next mayor

B.C. judge draws incumbent Cindy Fortin’s name to settle tied mayoral vote

Although some voters noted that there were no lineups for at least two voting stations, there was a steady stream of people exercising their most fundamental democratic rights in this year’s general voting day for the local election in Abbotsford. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Infographic: See how your local polling station voted on Saturday

Polling station results now available for Abbotsford’s municipal election

Although some voters noted that there were no lineups for at least two voting stations, there was a steady stream of people exercising their most fundamental democratic rights in this year’s general voting day for the local election in Abbotsford. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
EDITORIAL: Voters will be watching

EDITORIAL: Voters will be watching

Results show the public want their representatives to raise at least a bit of a commotion

EDITORIAL: Voters will be watching
COLUMN: No sudden moves from council, or Abbotsford electorate

COLUMN: No sudden moves from council, or Abbotsford electorate

City should have followed other municipalities and made it easier for those without cars to vote

COLUMN: No sudden moves from council, or Abbotsford electorate
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Coun. Les Barkman’s campaign shirt drew plenty of comments – and maybe even some votes – during the 2014 council race.

Bold fashion statement pays off for Abbotsford councillor

Colourful shirt may have begun new fashion campaign strategy for longtime councillor

Coun. Les Barkman’s campaign shirt drew plenty of comments – and maybe even some votes – during the 2014 council race.
Abbotsford election turnout in line with past votes

Abbotsford election turnout in line with past votes

Thirty-six per cent of eligible Abbotsford voters cast a ballot in Saturday’s municipal election

Abbotsford election turnout in line with past votes
Shirley Wilson, incumbent trustee and current school board chair, waits with baited breath as some of the final polls came in Saturday night. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

VOTING DAY: Abbotsford votes no-change school board, deals blow to anti-SOGI

All incumbents running and one former trustee voted in, few anti-SOGI candidates on board

Shirley Wilson, incumbent trustee and current school board chair, waits with baited breath as some of the final polls came in Saturday night. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News
Henry Braun clinched his second term as mayor of Abbotsford in Saturday’s municipal election, beating out five other candidates. Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News

UPDATED: Candidates reflect on election wins – and losses

Henry Braun becomes first incumbent mayor of Abbotsford to win re-election since 1999

Henry Braun clinched his second term as mayor of Abbotsford in Saturday’s municipal election, beating out five other candidates. Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News
Henry Braun is congratulated by a supporter after being re-elected as mayor of Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

SLIDESHOW: Election night in Abbotsford

Candidates gather at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium to watch the results

Henry Braun is congratulated by a supporter after being re-elected as mayor of Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
It’s official: Henry Braun claims another term as mayor of Abbotsford

It’s official: Henry Braun claims another term as mayor of Abbotsford

Braun claims victory over his five contenders

  • Oct 20, 2018
It’s official: Henry Braun claims another term as mayor of Abbotsford
Citizens and candidates continue to watch the live results as they come in at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)

LIVE: Abbotsford municipal election reaction

Check back for the latest reaction as results come in from this evening’s municipal election

  • Oct 20, 2018
Citizens and candidates continue to watch the live results as they come in at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)
Mayoral results from across B.C.

Mayoral results from across B.C.

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

Mayoral results from across B.C.
Although some voters noted that there were no lineups for at least two voting stations, there was a steady stream of people exercising their most fundamental democratic rights in this year’s general voting day for the local election in Abbotsford. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

VOTING DAY: Voters speak at the polls in Abbotsford

No lineups for at least two polling stations Saturday morning, but a steady stream of voters in and out

Although some voters noted that there were no lineups for at least two voting stations, there was a steady stream of people exercising their most fundamental democratic rights in this year’s general voting day for the local election in Abbotsford. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
ELECTION DAY: Polls are now closed

ELECTION DAY: Polls are now closed

Voters in 162 municipalities came out to elect mayor, council, school board and more

  • Oct 20, 2018
ELECTION DAY: Polls are now closed
LGBTQ+ advocate John Federici (right) stands with a pro-SOGI sign alongside his husband, Karl Federici, following an interview on SOGI learning resources in Abbotsford schools. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

VOTING DAY: Questions and clarity on SOGI 123 in Abbotsford

Candidates raise concerns, but advocate says opposition to SOGI 123 ‘uneducated’

LGBTQ+ advocate John Federici (right) stands with a pro-SOGI sign alongside his husband, Karl Federici, following an interview on SOGI learning resources in Abbotsford schools. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
An eviction notice is left at the Gladys Avenue homeless camp in 2014, at the heat of the conflict between city hall and the local homeless community. Members of Drug War Survivors in Abbotsford say having a permanent place to stay, given the lack of housing, is a major issue for them this election season. File photo

Housing, camping big election issues for Abbotsford homeless

Members of Drug War Survivors spoke on issues important to them in the upcoming election

An eviction notice is left at the Gladys Avenue homeless camp in 2014, at the heat of the conflict between city hall and the local homeless community. Members of Drug War Survivors in Abbotsford say having a permanent place to stay, given the lack of housing, is a major issue for them this election season. File photo
Abbotsford’s 17 school board candidates lined a long table at the Abby Arts Centre to answer questions from the district parent advisory council at the school district’s only all-candidates forum. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

VOTING DAY: How Abbotsford trustee candidates line up on the issues

We asked all 17 candidates if they agree or disagree with 10 statements. Here’s how they answered.

Abbotsford’s 17 school board candidates lined a long table at the Abby Arts Centre to answer questions from the district parent advisory council at the school district’s only all-candidates forum. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
Heidi Smit-Vinois. Submitted photo

Abbotsford teachers make historic endorsement of Heidi Smit-Vinois

The endorsement is the first-ever by the local teachers’ union, saying ‘views aligned’ with Smit-Vinois

Heidi Smit-Vinois. Submitted photo