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Non-resident property owners

If you own property in Vancouver – but you live elsewhere in BC – you might qualify to vote as a non-resident property elector.

Find out:

Requirements

To vote in the municipal election as a non-resident property elector, you must be:

  1. 18 years of age or older when you register to vote or will be 18 years of age or older on general voting day
  2. A Canadian citizen
  3. A resident in BC for at least 6 months immediately before the day you registered to vote
  4. A registered owner of property in Vancouver for at least 30 days immediately before the day you registered to vote

In addition, you must not be:

  1. Disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or are otherwise disqualified by law
  2. Living in the City of Vancouver
  3. Holding the property in trust

Learn more about eligibility requirements for non-resident property electors  (317 KB)

You can only be registered once on the voters list, no matter how many properties in Vancouver you own.

Jointly owned property
 
If the property is jointly owned, you must have written consent by the majority of registered owners that authorizes you to be the non-resident property elector.

How to register to vote

Advance registration is now closed. You may complete the required forms and bring them with you when you vote on an advance voting day or general voting day. 

  1. Complete the Non-Resident Property Elector Registration form. Ensure your signature is witnessed.
  2. If the property is jointly owned, complete the Consent of Registered Owners for Non-Resident Property Elector Registration form.
  3. Include a photocopy of your proof of ownership
  4. Bring your application with you when you vote on an advance or general voting day.

Proof of property ownership

Acceptable proof of ownership documents include:

  • Property tax notice
  • Assessment notice
  • Certificate of title

Vote by mail applications now closed

We are no longer accepting applications to vote by mail.

How to return your mail ballot

You can only return your mail ballot by drop-off into the brass mail box at the main entrance of City Hall (453 W 12th Ave).

 All mail ballots must be received by 8:00pm on October 14, 2017. 

More information 

  • Phone 3-1-1

Election Office

Location
1st Floor 
450 W Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1R4

Phone: 3-1-1

City Clerk's office

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

Phone: 3-1-1