Election 2015: New candidate to represent new electoral riding

NANAIMO – Riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith takes place of Nanaimo-Cowichan and Nanaimo-Alberni.

Voters in the Nanaimo region will cast their ballots in a new riding amalgamated from two previously.

Nanaimo-Ladysmith combines sections of the former Nanaimo-Alberni riding, represented by Conservative-turned-independent James Lunney, and Nanaimo-Cowichan, represented by the NDP’s Jean Crowder – neither of whom are running for re-election.

The new riding stretches from part of the Cowichan Valley Regional District in the south, including Ladysmith, subdivision H, Chemainus Indian Reserve No. 13 and Oyster Bay Indian Reserve No. 12, and subdivision G, excluding Dayman, Hudson, Leech, Miami, Penelakut, Scott, Tent, Reid and Thetis islands and Ragged and Rose islets. The riding stretches north to include Nanaimo, Lantzville, Nanoose Indian Reserve and Nanaimo Indian Reserve.

In order to vote in the federal election, you must be a Canadian citizen, at least 18 years old on election day and can prove your identity and address. A driver’s licence, provincial or territorial identification card, or any other government card with your photo, name and current address is all that is needed to vote in person on election day. Without those, two other pieces of identification will be needed. To see what qualifies, please visit www.elections.ca.

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