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2018 election

Next general municipal election

General voting day: October 20, 2018

Vancouver voters will elect:

  • One mayor and 10 councillors for Vancouver City Council
  • Seven commissioners for the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
  • Nine school trustees for the Vancouver School Board


Work on the election
Find information here in May when recruitment starts

Requirements to vote or be a candidate

To vote or run in the 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 the day nomination papers are filed
  • Not be disqualified by law from being nominated, elected, or holding office
More information on voting and running for office will be available here in mid-August.


Key dates

  1. 📅 May Worker recruitment
  2. 📅 Sep 4 – 14 Nominations open
  3. 📅 Oct 20 General voting day
  4. 📅 Nov 5 Elected officials sworn in


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City Clerk's office

3rd Floor, City Hall
453 W 12th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4


Phone: 3-1-1

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