The byelection is to fill seats left vacant by the deaths of long-time councillors Nick Volkow and Paul McDonell in 2020.

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Burnaby voters will be going to the polls on June 26 to elect two councillors in a byelection. The byelection is to fill seats left vacant by the deaths of longtime councillors Nick Volkow and Paul McDonell in 2020.

The nomination period runs from May 11 to 21, with advance voting days scheduled for seven days on June 12 and from June 14 to 19.

Councillors elected in the byelection will serve until the next municipal election on Oct. 15, 2022.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the City of Richmond announced it was granted a ministerial order to allow mail-in ballots for its byelection on May 29.

Richmond will hold the byelection to fill the vacancy left by former councillor Kelly Greene, who was elected the MLA for Richmond-Steveston last fall.

The ministerial order also enables election staff to start opening and processing mail-in ballots earlier, instead of at the end of each voting day, so as not to significantly delay the announcement of unofficial results.

Richmond’s nomination period is open today until April 23.

Four people have put their names forward as candidates: school trustee Ken Hamaguchi, retired Vancouver police superintendent Andy Hobbs; retired McGill University adjunct professor John Roston; and Karina Reid, an education advocate who worked in sales and marketing in the hospitality industry for 20 years.

— With files from Postmedia News

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