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2018 election

  1.  Sep 14 Nominations close
  2.  Sep 19 Vote by mail opens
  3.  Oct 10 - 17 Advance voting days
  4.  Oct 20 Election day

Next municipal election

Advance voting: October 10 to 17, 2018

Election day: October 20, 2018

Vancouver voters will elect:

Coming soon: Plan Your Vote
Be ready for the random order ballot. Use the Plan Your Vote website, coming in late September.

What you need to know

How to vote

See who can vote, how to register, what ID to bring when you vote, and more.

How to run for office

Who can run for office, what you need, key dates, and links to candidate resources.

Who is running

View the names of candidates and their their nomination documents.

Volunteers needed

We have unpaid opportunities for volunteer scrutineers for the Capital Plan borrowing questions.

How to apply

Election day countdown


News about the election

Children holding hands walking away from camera with caption: Vancouver votes

New ways to get involved in the 2018 Vancouver city election

September 24 2018 - ​For the 2018 election, the City is launching several new initiatives to engage with more voters and increase awareness of the election.

Mural with caption: Vancouver votes

Random order candidate list drawn for the 2018 city election ballot

September 21 2018 - The official randomized candidate list for the 2018 city election ballot is now available. The official candidate list will be the same on every ballot.

Vancouver Votes - 2018 - City Hall

Voter tips and new tools for the 2018 Vancouver city election

September 20 2018 - Learn about candidates, random ballots, translated voter guides, and new and enhanced election features that will make it easier to vote.

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158 candidates file for 27 local government positions

September 15 2018 - A total of 158 candidates have filed their nomination documents to run in the 2018 Vancouver city election.

Are you a teacher?

Register for Student Vote, a free hands-on program for students under voting age. Get registration details external link.

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Phone: 3-1-1


Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm

Election Office

1st Floor 
450 W Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1R4

City Clerk's Office

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

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