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2018 election

Next municipal election

Election day: October 20, 2018

Vancouver voters will elect:

New for 2018
Candidates in all races will be listed in random order on the ballot, not alphabetical.

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How to run for office

Get key dates, requirements to run, and nomination forms.

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How to become a candidate

Key dates

  1.  May Worker recruitment
  2.  Sep 4 – 14 Nominations open
  3.  Oct 20 Election day
  4.  Nov 5 Elected officials sworn in

Requirements to vote

To vote in the election, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older on general voting day
  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Have lived in BC for at least 6 months immediately before registering to vote
  • Have lived in Vancouver or owned property registered in your name in Vancouver for at least 30 days immediately before registering to vote 
  • Not be disqualified by law from voting

News about the election

Nomination packages available for citizens running in the 2018 municipal election

July 16 2018 - Running for office? Fill out your nomination package and get started on becoming a candidate in the October city election.

Come to a Candidate 101 info session

June 21 2018 - Learn all about the duties of elected officials, plus details about the 2018 municipal election process.

Candidates to be listed in random order on 2018 ballot

June 6 2018 - Mayoral, councillor, and Park Board commissioner candidates will now be listed in random order, not alphabetical, on Vancouver's election ballots.

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3rd Floor, City Hall
453 W 12th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4

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