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What are the top issues in the North Shore's civic elections?

Taxes? Housing? Climate change?
West Vancouver election signs mark the intersection of Taylor Way and the Highway 1 on/off-ramps, Sept. 26, 2022.

There are about three weeks left to decide where to park your votes in the 2022 local government elections. But a new poll shows what's likely to be on the minds of North Shore voters while they're filling out their ballots.

North Shore News polled 2,698 online readers and asked the question: What is the most important issue for you in the municipal elections?

The poll ran from Sept. 7 to Sept. 26 on our website. Of the 2,698 votes, we can determine that 999 are from within the North Shore community. The full results are as follows:

Making housing more affordable 24.42% local, 26.09% total    
Improving transportation 23.32% local, 21.39% total    
Addressing climate change 11.51% local, 11.42% total    
Limiting population growth 20.42% local, 18.16% total    
Keeping property taxes low 14.01% local, 15.31% total    
Reducing red tape for permits and businesses 6.31% local, 7.64% total    
  Local   Total

Advance voting begins in all three municipalities on Oct. 5. General election day is Oct. 15.

North Shore News is keeping a running list of all-candidates meetings in North Vancouver and West Vancouver.

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 +/- 1.87%, 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.