Chief Election Officer declares official results for 2018 election

October 24 2018

Marina with caption: Vancouver votes

Today, the City of Vancouver’s Chief Election Officer has declared the candidates elected with the highest vote totals in the October 20, 2018 Vancouver city election. The election verification process is complete. 

Those elected will serve for a four-year term until the next Vancouver city election in 2022. 

Voter turnout was 39.36%: 176,450 of the 448,332 registered voters in the City of Vancouver.

Official elected candidates 

Office of the Mayor (1 elected)

Candidate Votes
STEWART, Kennedy 49,705

Office of Councillor (10 elected) 

Candidate Votes
CARR, Adriane 69,730
FRY, Pete 61,806
DE GENOVA, Melissa 53,251
SWANSON, Jean 48,865
HARDWICK, Colleen 47,747
WIEBE, Michael 45,593
BOYLE, Christine 45,455
DOMINATO, Lisa 44,689
BLIGH, Rebecca
44,053
KIRBY-YUNG, Sarah 43,581

Office of Park Board Commissioner (7 elected)

Candidate Votes
MACKINNON, Stuart 73,549
DEMERS, Dave 73,167
DUMONT, Camil 65,303
COUPAR, John 49,768
BARKER, Tricia 48,786
GIESBRECHT, Gwen 48,404
IRWIN, John 46,287

Office of School Trustee (9 elected)

Candidate Votes
FRASER, Janet 75,100
GONZALEZ, Estrellita 58,409
REDDY, Jennifer 52,757
HANSON, Oliver 49,932
BALLANTYNE, Fraser 49,793
CHO, Carmen 49,541
CHAN-PEDLEY, Lois 48,409
PARROTT, Barb 48,189
WONG, Allan 47,301

Capital Plan borrowing questions

Vancouver voters also voted on three capital plan borrowing questions, which will provide infrastructure funding from 2019 to 2022. The official results are below.

Question Yes votes No votes
Question 1: Transportation and technology 118,344 40,178
Question 2: Capital maintenance and renovation programs for existing community facilities, civic facilities, and parks 121,453 36,843
Question 3: Replacement of existing community facilities and civic facilities 108,545 49,388

Get full election results

The verification process

The 2018 city election had a large number of candidates (158), resulting in a longer than usual ballot which caused paper jams in the vote counting machines at some locations. The election verification process this year included recounting approximately 57,156 ballots from 50 voting places. These voting places were selected based on:

  • Whether the voting place experienced a delay on voting day
  • The number of ballots that jammed in the machines
  • Whether there were discrepancies in the records kept by the Presiding Election Officials

As a result of this significant review, there are minor vote changes from the preliminary results for many candidates, but the final results do not change the final election standing. 

The full vote counts are now available. Results by voting place will be available on the website within the next few weeks. A full download of election data will be available later in the fall, in the open data section of the City website.