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Becoming a candidate

Next municipal election

On Saturday, October 15, 2022, voters in Vancouver will be electing:

An elected official:

  • Contributes to the betterment of their community
  • Provides leadership
  • Serves and acts on behalf of all members of the community
  • Makes policies and adopts by-laws
  • Approves spending

Did you know you don't need any political experience or special background to become a candidate?

What's happeningCandidate 101 Sessions

Getting nominated and campaigning for the Election

 Event information:

  • Attendees must register ahead of time
  • Events (including our speakers) are online. Attendees have an option to view the session from City Hall
  • Option to register by email for online or in-person session.

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What you should know

Key dates

  1.  Late spring
    Nomination package available
  2.  Aug 15
    Appointments begin for submitting nomination package
  3.  Aug 30 to Sep 9
    Candidate nomination period
  4.  Oct 15
    Election day

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