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Here are the top municipal election issues for North Shore voters: poll

Traffic and transportation tops the list, no surprise there
British Columbia's voters will go to the polls for a municipal election in October 2022. We asked North Vancouver and West Vancouver voters what their top issues are.

Council meetings are stretching on into the night. Candidates are crafting their platforms.It's a municipal election year, whether we like it or not.

But what's on the voters' minds ahead of the Oct. 15 local government elections?

North Shore News polled readers and asked the question: What is the most important issue to you in this year's municipal elections?

The poll ran from Feb. 23 to March 4. Of the 1,024 votes, we can determine that 416 are from within the community. The full results are as follows:

Tackling the housing crisis. 20.91% local, 22.95% total    
Improving traffic/transportation options. 45.19% local, 36.23% total    
Combating climate change. 13.94% local, 14.75% total    
Keeping taxes down. 19.95% local, 26.07% total    
  Local   Total

The deadline to submit nomination papers to get on a council or school district ballot is Sept. 9.

Results are based on an online study of adult North Shore News readers who are located in North Vancouver and West Vancouver. The margin of error, which measures sample variability, is +/- 3.05%, 19 times out of 20.

North Shore News uses a variety of techniques to capture data, detect and prevent fraudulent votes, detect and prevent robots, and filter out non-local and duplicate votes.