Councillor Jenni Capps attended the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC) Convention in Powell River between 12-14 April 2019.
Here is a link to the AVICC 2019 program and Resolutions [note:PDF, 96 pages]
Jenni Capps spoke at AVICC in favour of Resolution 2 – Lowering the Voting Age In Municipal Elections To 16
“R2) Youth Voting in Local Government Elections [Motion proposed by the City of Victoria]
WHEREAS youth have a strong interest in the future of local communities;
AND WHEREAS empowering young people to participate in democratic processes fosters ongoing and
active civic participation:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Province of British Columbia revise the voting age for local
government elections to 16 years of age.
Resolutions Committee recommendation: Not Endorse”
Our Comments: We do not support lowering the voting age from 18 to 16 in Municipal elections.
Resolution 1 at Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC) Convention in Powell River was a City of Victoria Resolution calling for allowing Permanent Residents to vote in B.C. Municipal Elections.
Our Comments: We believe voting is a right of Citizenship and we do not support extending voting rights to Permanent Residents.
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