Advance voting for city election starts October 10

October 9 2018

Marina with caption: My city. My vote. October.

You can vote early in the Vancouver city election starting Wednesday, October 10. 

From October 10 to 17, voting places will be open at 12 community centres from 8am to 8pm. This is the largest advance voting offering in a Vancouver city election, up from eight days of advance voting at eight locations in 2014.

Election day is October 20, when over 100 voting places will be open from 8am to 8pm.

Advance voting place locations

Vote at any of the following locations during advance voting:

  • Britannia Community Services Centre, 1661 Napier St
  • Hastings Community Centre, 3096 E Hastings St
  • Kerrisdale Community Centre, 5851 West Boulevard
  • Killarney Community Centre, 6260 Killarney St
  • Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre, 2690 Larch St
  • Marpole - Oakridge Community Centre, 990 W 59th Ave
  • Renfrew Park Community Centre, 2929 E 22nd Ave
  • Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
  • Sunset Community Centre, 6810 Main St
  • Trout Lake Community Centre, 3360 Victoria Dr
  • West End Community Centre, 870 Denman St
  • Vancouver City Hall, 453 W 12th Ave

View our voting place map

If you received a voter information card, bring it to the voting place to speed up voting.

All voting places are wheelchair accessible.

Support is also available for those who need help marking their ballot or have difficulty speaking, reading, or understanding English.

More voting access

We are providing voting opportunities in more facilities than ever before, expanding beyond hospitals and large care facilities to include shelters, social service drop-in centres, and smaller care facilities.

For the first time, we have planned voting opportunities from October 9 to 19 at 90 facilities, with more than 30 located in the Downtown Eastside and Strathcona.

Locations include the Union Gospel Mission and VPL’s nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona branch.

Accessible ballot marking machine available 

During advance voting only, both Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre and Killarney Community Centre will have an accessible ballot marking machine on site.

If you need assistance marking your ballot, you can use the machine, which features:

  • Sip-and-puff-, paddle-, or other accessibility devices
  • Audio instructions and braille markings on paddles and buttons
  • Large print or high colour contrast
  • Audio and written ballot marking instructions in Cantonese, Mandarin, and Punjabi 

Kids Vote takes place October 13 and 14

On Saturday October 13 and Sunday October 14, kids can try out voting through a special Kids Vote program!

Children under 18 can go to any advance voting location and vote on three questions printed on special pink Kids Vote ballots.

Promote the vote

Selfie stations are also available at each voting location.

We encourage you to snap pictures with your I Voted sticker to raise awareness of voting! 

Buildings lighting up in salmon across Vancouver

To promote the city election period, several buildings across Vancouver will be lighting up in salmon (hot pink) from October 10 to 20.

Salmon is the main colour in the City of Vancouver Election Office’s nonpartisan colour palette.

Buildings that will light up during this time include:

  • Vancouver City Hall
  • False Creek Energy Centre

Plan your vote and learn more

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