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2017 by-election

As a result of the resignation of a city councillor, we will hold a by-election this fall.

By-elections, like other civic elections, are managed by the Office of the City Clerk.

Under the Vancouver Charter, the City Clerk must notify Council of the resignation. This took place at the Council meeting on July 11, 2017.

Council will appoint a Chief Election Officer. This is expected to take place on July 26.

Will School Board trustees be elected?

The seats of the Vancouver School Board are vacant. 

The Province of British Columbia will decide whether or not to have a by-election to fill these empty seats by August 4.

We will coordinate with the Province if it chooses to hold a by-election to fill these positions.

Interested in working for the by-election?

More information about job opportunities will be available soon.

Check back the last week of July for more details!

Proposed key dates

August 29 to September 8

Nomination period

Candidates submit their profiles, photos, and documents to declare candidacy in the by-election.

 Candidate information packages will be available in early August.

September 26

Mail ballot voting begins 

Voters unable to go to a voting station due to illness or disability, or are away during both advance voting and election day, can vote by mail.

October 4 and 10

Advance voting

Advance voting will take place between 8:00am and 8:00pm at Vancouver City Hall.

General voting day

October 14

Voting stations will open from 8:00am to 8:00pm at approximately 50 locations in the city including including schools, community centres, and City Hall. 

Exact locations will be announced in the coming weeks.

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