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Advance voting for by-election takes place on October 4 and 10

October 2 2017 Vancouver City Hall open from 8:00am to 8:00pm

City Hall with caption Vote in advance - Vancouver Votes

Advance voting for the 2017 Vancouver by-election takes place on October 4 and 10 at Vancouver City Hall, 453 West 12th Ave, from 8:00am to 8:00pm.

October 14 is general voting day for the by-election, which will elect one city councillor and nine school trustees.

View a list of all candidates and their profiles

Accessibility aids

During advance voting, staff will offer accessibility aids to assist voters with disabilities, including:

  • Sip and puff device 
  • Audio system with headphones to read the ballot 
  • Magnification device to enlarge text on the ballot

Learn more about accessible voting.

Who can vote

To vote in the City of Vancouver by-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.

University Endowment Lands voters

If you live in the University Endowment Lands (the properties around UBC), you can also vote in the advance polls at Vancouver City Hall.

You can only vote for school trustees.

Registering to vote

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

However, each household in Vancouver will have received a flyer with important information about voting, including locations of voting places and list of candidates.

Are you registered?

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

You can check if you are registered to vote using the "Am I on the voters' list?" tool.

How to register

If you are not on the voters' list, you can register at the voting place at City Hall on October 4 and 10, and at any voting place on October 14 by:

  • Bringing two pieces of identification (one with a signature)
  • Completing a voter registration form available on site or online  (37 KB)

You can also swear a declaration that counts as one piece of identification.

Learn more about how to register and voter ID.