Unofficial results from the 2018 Vancouver city election
Vancouver voters have elected 27 people to public office following the preliminary count of 2018 city election ballots.
Approximately 176,744 ballots were cast and voter turn-out is estimated to be about 39.43%. 158 candidates ran in races for mayor, councillor, Park Board commissioner, and school trustee.
The official election results will be declared by the Chief Election Officer by October 24, 2018. The unofficial results are as follows:
(Vote for 1)
(Vote for 10)
|DE GENOVA, Melissa||NPA||53,324|
Park Board commissioner
(Vote for 7)
(Vote for 9)
|WONG, Allan||Vision Vancouver||47,378|
Vancouver voters also voted on three capital plan borrowing questions, which will provide infrastructure funding from 2019-2022. Unofficial results are below.
|Question||Yes votes||No votes|
|Question 1: Transportation and technology||118,562||40,235|
|Question 2: Capital maintenance and renovation programs for existing community facilities, civic facilities, and parks||121,671||36,901|
|Question 3: Replacement of existing community facilities and civic facilities||108,742||49,466|
About the results
The voting results will be available for public inspection at the City's election office until November 23.
It is possible to seek a judicial recount in Provincial Court, and to challenge the right of an elected candidate to take office, or the validity of an election in B.C. Supreme Court.
The inauguration ceremony for the newly elected officials will take place November 5. Details will be released closer to that date.
Young Vancouver residents also voted in a special Kids Vote program that took place during advance voting, on Saturday October 13 and Sunday October 14.
969 ballots were cast over two days, with voters sharing answers to three questions about city services and community participation. The top answers for each question are below.
In Vancouver, what is most important to you?
Top answer: Recreation: Parks, pools, community centres and playgrounds (231 votes, 28% of vote)
Which elected role would you like to have in Vancouver?
Top answer: Mayor (298 votes, 37% of vote)
What is one way you are active in your city?
Top answer: I play in the playgrounds, parks and pools (320 votes, 39% of vote)
My coffee, my vote competition
Vancouver residents also participated in a special #VancouverVotes coffee competition, voting online for their favourite Vancouver-inspired coffee from 7 local coffee shops.
Voting took place from October 1 to 20, and the drink that received the most votes is The Vanmewver from Catfe (63 votes, 32% of vote).