Vote in the Vancouver city election on October 20

Get faster service: plan your vote and choose the right time and place

Mobi bikes next to False Creek with caption: Vancouver votes
October 19 2018 –

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 external website, 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:

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

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 external website 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 external website, to notify followers when the latest round of results have been put on the website, and inform of any other critical issues. 

Official results

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.

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