Children holding hands walking away from camera with caption: my city. my vote. october 2018.

New ways to get involved in the 2018 Vancouver city election

September 24 2018 –

For the 2018 election, we are launching several new initiatives to engage with more voters and increase awareness of the election. 

My coffee, my vote promotion 

We encourage you to practise voting in the #VancouverVotes coffee competition.

Seven Vancouver coffee shops will offer a Vancouver-inspired drink from October 1-20 for coffee-lovers to vote on online and have a chance to win gift cards and election prize packs.

Kids Vote program available on October 13 and 14 

In the 2018 city election, kids can try out voting through a special Kids Vote program.

On Saturday October 13 and Sunday October 14, children under 18 can go to any advance voting location and vote on three questions printed on pink Kids Vote ballots.

Inspired by a similar program run in Montreal, we hope to encourage kids to vote in the future by giving young voters the chance to experience the election process at an actual voting place.

CIVIX Student Vote

We are partnering with CIVIX to bring the Student Vote program external website to schools.

In parallel with the Vancouver city election, students will learn about government and the electoral process, research parties and platforms, discuss relevant issues, and cast ballots for the official election candidates.

The results are shared with the media for broadcast and publication following the closing of the official polls.  

Selfie stations will be at all voting locations

Selfie backdrops and props will be available at all voting locations. Take a selfie with your voting stickers and share it to encourage others to vote!

Mobi promotion

We have partnered with Mobi by Shaw Go to make it easier than ever to get to your voting place.

Mobi by Shaw Go is offering a free 24 hour pass during the month of October so you can bike to vote.

To redeem, visit external website and use promo code votewmobi.

Candidate forums listed on the City’s election website

For the first time, we are posting a schedule of candidate forums based on information submitted by hosts.

Those hosting an event are encouraged to submit their event details to be listed on the page.

Live chat available on the election website

Live chat is available on election webpages, allowing citizens to quickly connect with City staff and get answers to election questions.

Get election updates in your inbox

Sign up for the election e-mail newsletter for updates.

“I’m voting” profile picture frames available online

An “I’m voting” Facebook frameexternal website and Twibbon external website are available so citizens can update their profile photos on Facebook and Twitter, signaling to people in their networks that they are voting. 

Get details on what's new for 2018