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By-election to be held tomorrow

October 13 2017 Final day to elect one city councillor and nine school trustees

Tomorrow is the 2017 by-election to fill the vacant positions on City Council and the Vancouver School Board. 

Over 50 voting places will be open from 8:00am – 8:00pm across Vancouver on Saturday, October 14, and you can cast your ballot at any one of them. 

4,174 ballots have already been cast after two days of advance voting on October 4 and 10. 

Get details on where to vote, candidates, and more

Who can vote

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

  • Be 18 years of age or older on general voting day (October 14)
  • 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.

Registering to vote

For the by-election, voter information cards will not be mailed to registered voters. 

If you are registered on the most current Provincial list of voters, you are automatically registered to vote in the by-election.

Check if you are registered to vote online using the “Am I on the voters' list?” tool. 

How to register

If you are not on the voters' list, you can register at any voting place by bringing two pieces of identification (one with a signature) and completing a voter registration form available on site. 

No photos of ballots permitted

We encourage all citizens to promote voting in the by-election – however, please note that no photos of ballots are permitted. 

Section 125(3)(b) of the Vancouver Charter  specifically prohibits reproductions of ballots.

By-election results

The by-election will elect one councillor and nine school trustees for an approximate one-year term.

Unofficial results will be announced tomorrow night after voting places have closed and ballots are tabulated.