Monday April 2, 2012

Local Politics

Another Choice For Chilliwack Voters

Nominations close with Libertarian Lewis added to by-election ballot



n Monday, BC Elections issued a release stating that as of 1 P.M. nominations for the Chilliwack-Hope by-election on April 19 were closed and that there are four candidates were running;

  • DAHLBY, Lewis Clarke, Libertarian

  • MARTIN, John, BC Conservative Party

  • O'MAHONY, Gwen, BC NDP

  • THRONESS, Laurie, BC Liberal Party

"B.C. voters have tremendous access to voting opportunities that reflects the diverse needs of today's voter from student to senior," said Keith Archer, Chief Electoral Officer. "If voters aren't sure of where to vote I encourage them to contact us."

So who exactly is Lewis Clarke Dahlby?

He apparently has election experience. In 2011 federal election, he ran as the Libertarian candidate for the Burnaby-Douglas riding. In that election, just under 50,000 of the 80,000 eligible voters turned out in the polls, and make no mistake that 420 was the number of votes he garnered, not the time of day.

In 2009, Dahlby got 170 votes as a provincial Libertarian candidate in Port Coquitlam.

According to the Party website their mantra is;

"The British Columbia Libertarian Party (BCLP) is based on the libertarian non-aggression principle: that no individual or group shall initiate the use of force or fraud against any other, or as a means of achieving political or social goals. The BCLP advocates civil liberties, and private property rights, including drug legalization, ending government controls on economic activity, and ending coercive taxation."

For more information about the Libertarian Party, visit:

Elections BBC said in the release that "voters have more ways to vote than anywhere else in Canada."

During the by-elections, voters may vote:

  • At their assigned voting place on General Voting Day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • At advance voting locations in their electoral district from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • At any other general or advance voting place under absentee rules, or

  • If they can't make it to a voting place, they may vote at the district electoral office or Vote by Mail until General Voting Day.

For more information and a complete list of advance and General Voting Day voting locations, visit the Elections BC website at


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