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Poll: North Shore residents eager to vote in council elections

If those polled follow through on their intentions, it will be a massive leap forward for engagement in local elections.
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Dozens of municipal election signs line Fell Ave in North Vancouver next to Mosquito creek during the 2018 election campaign.

A wide majority of North Shore residents polled say they plan to make an informed vote in this fall's municipal elections.

Three mayoral chains of office, 18 council seats and 14 school board positions are up for grabs on Oct. 15.

The North Shore News polled 948 online readers and asked the question: Have you engaged in the Oct. 15 municipal election races?

The poll ran from July 21 to Aug. 2. Of the 948 votes, we can determine that 445 are from within the community. The full results are as follows:

Yes, I am keeping an eye out for candidates and their platforms. 28.09 % local, 28.80 % total    
I will get myself informed and vote, but it's still too early. 53.26 % local, 49.05 % total    
I don't follow campaigns but I will probably vote. 11.91 % local, 12.66 % total    
No, I don't bother to vote municipally. 6.74 % local, 9.49 % total    
  Local   Total

If those polled follow through on their intentions, it will be a massive leap forward for engagement in local elections. Voter turnout in 2018 in the District of North Vancouver, District of West Vancouver and City of North Vancouver were 36.5 per cent, 38.2 and 33.8 per cent, respectively.

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Results are based on an online study of adult North Shore News readers that are located in North Vancouver and West Vancouver. The margin of error - which measures sample variability - is +/- 3.18%, 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.