How to Vote

When and where to vote

Advance voting is on two days: Oct 4th and Oct 10th, 8am-8pm, at City Hall, 12th & Cambie.

General voting is on Oct 14th, 8am-8pm at any voting station. You do not have to vote at the station closest to your house - you can vote at any of the 50 voting station across the city. Complete list/map of voting stations: http://vancouver.ca/your-government/where-to-vote.aspx

Vote by mail: if you have a physical barrier or you are absent from Vancouver on voting day, you can apply to vote by mail here: https://vancouver.ca/your-government/vote-by-mail.aspx

Who can vote

To vote in the City of Vancouver election, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older on general voting day

  • Be a Canadian citizen

  • Have lived in BC for at least 6 months immediately before voting day

  • Have lived in Vancouver for at least 30 days immediately before voting day (or have owned real property registered in your name in Vancouver for at least 30 days immediately before voting day)

  • Not be disqualified by law from voting

You must meet all the above qualifications to be eligible to vote.

Permanent residents who have not yet become Canadian citizens are not permitted to vote.

Registration Information

If you voted in the provincial election, you're on the city voters list and can vote in the city election. You may also be on the list if you didn't vote in the provincial election. Go to this link to find out if you’re registered:  http://vancouver.ca/your-government/2017-by-election.aspx

The City’s elections office will mail each registered household a “flyer with important information about voting, including locations of voting places and a list of candidates.”

If you're not yet registered on the list, you can still get on the list on the day that you vote.

Identification you will need

If you're registering in person at a voting place, you need to provide two identifying documents to prove who you are and where you live, one of which must include your signature. Eg:

Library card
Credit or Debit card
Driver’s License
Income tax assessment
BC Services card
Social Insurance card
Status card
Student card
Etc

 

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