Vote in the Vancouver city election on October 20
Get faster service: plan your vote and choose the right time and place
We encourage you to vote in the city election tomorrow, Saturday October 20.
More than 100 voting places will be open from 8am to 8pm across the city, and you can go to any voting place to cast your vote.
Over 48,000 votes have already been cast in advance voting from October 10 to 17, which is 27% more than the 38,400 votes cast in advance voting in 2014.
If you received a voter information card, bring it to the voting place to speed up voting.
About voting places
Most voting places are wheelchair accessible. Find accessibility details for every location online.
Support is also available for those who need help marking their ballot or have difficulty speaking, reading, or understanding English.
Selfie stations are also available at each voting location. Share pictures with your I Voted stickers and the #VancouverVotes hashtag to raise awareness of voting.
Get live updates on Twitter
For key updates, follow our Twitter account, @cityofvancouver , for the latest information.
Get faster service
A long ballot and many enthusiastic voters may mean longer wait times at some voting places.
For a faster voting experience, we recommend the following steps.
1. Plan your vote in advance
You can easily make a plan to take to the voting place in two ways, using either the:
- Plan Your Vote website, or
- Worksheet (118 KB), also in the printed voters' guide available at all community centres and libraries
2. Vote at the least-busy times
Vote early! 12pm to 3pm is the busiest time for voting on election day, according to 2014 data.
3. Pick a less-busy voting place
On October 20, when you search our voting place map, one of your three suggested locations will be marked "Best location".
This is based on the number of voters checking in with election officials.
Search our voting place map
Least busy locations in 2014
- Emily Carr Elementary School
- Ray-Cam Co-Operative Centre
- Trinity Baptist Church
- Shaughnessy Elementary School
- Culloden Court Community Hall
- Eric Hamber Secondary School
- Ecole Anne-Hebert Elementary
Busiest voting places in 2014
- Kitsilano Community Centre
- Kerrisdale Community Centre
- Roundhouse Community Centre
- King George Secondary School
- Britannia Community Centre
- Killarney Community Centre
- Sunset Community Centre
- Mount Pleasant Community Centre
- Creekside Community Recreation Centre
During election day, our Twitter account @cityofvancouver will also tweet out information on the busiest and least busy locations.
Where to find results
Unofficial results will be posted online after 8pm on Saturday, October 20.
Barring any unforeseen issues, we expect the first set of results will be posted by 9pm, with full results available around 11pm or later.
Voting places require time to pack up and deliver the ballot counting machines with results to the Chief Election Officer at Vancouver City Hall.
We will also post regular updates on our Twitter account, @cityofvancouver , to notify followers when the latest round of results have been put on the website, and inform of any other critical issues.
Official results will be declared on October 24 by 4pm, and a news release will be issued with the final results and voter turnout percentage.
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) on October 20.
Salmon is the main colour in the City of Vancouver Election Office’s nonpartisan colour palette.
Buildings that will light up on October 20 include:
- Vancouver City Hall
- False Creek Energy Centre
- Telus Garden
- Science World
Four races, 27 positions open
In the 2018 Vancouver municipal election, voters will elect:
- 1 mayor
- 10 councillors
- 7 Park Board commissioners
- 9 School Board trustees
All offices are held for a four-year term. Voters will also vote on three questions on borrowing for the City’s Capital Plan.