Vision Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson cast his ballot this morning on the final day of advanced voting to kick off a day of campaigning to encourage people to vote.

“There is a lot at risk in this election,” said Mayor Robertson. “While Kirk LaPointe does not live, work, or pay taxes in Vancouver, his policies would hurt the people who do. LaPointe has proposed $146M in new spending, and the NPA would have to cut services like daycare and libraries to pay for those promises - that is what's at risk.”

Mayor Robertson said the key contrast for voters to consider is between Mr. LaPointe and the NPA, who have walked away from serious questions about housing and the environment, and the clear plan of the Vision Vancouver team.

“We have learned a lot, and I am proud of the work my team has been able to do to keep Vancouver moving forward. We have made great progress on our plan to make Vancouver the world’s greenest city, on building more housing and child care spaces for families, and fighting for the Broadway Subway. We can continue this work together.”

“I would be honoured if the people of Vancouver would give me the opportunity to continue as their Mayor, and to re-elect our entire Vision Vancouver team. I encourage everyone in Vancouver to vote.”

Today is the final day for advanced voting, and the polls are open until 8 pm. On Saturday, polls will be open from 8 am to 8 pm.

For more information on how to get involved with Vision Vancouver and volunteer on election day, go to http://www.votevision.ca/volunteer.