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Information for voters

One councillor and nine school board trustees

View official results for the 2017 by-election.

Official results

Download our 2017 by-election results open data

Who can vote

To vote in a City of Vancouver 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 voting day 
  • Have lived in Vancouver for at least 30 days immediately before voting day (or have owned real property registered in your name in Vancouver for at least 30 days immediately before voting day)
  • Not be disqualified by law from voting 

You must meet all the above qualifications to be eligible to vote.

Permanent residents who have not yet become Canadian citizens are not permitted to vote.

Registration and ID

Look up if you are registered to vote. How to register, update, or change your information. View a list of acceptable ID to bring with you.

Where to vote

Find a voting place close to you and learn about voting place accessibility so you can plan where to vote.

Candidates and parties

See who ran in the 2017 by-election. View candidate profiles and nomination documents.

Vote by mail

Applications to vote by mail are now closed. Find out how to return your ballot by 8:00pm on October 14.

Non-resident property owners

How to apply to vote if you are the registered owner of property in Vancouver and live in another BC municipality.

Key dates for voters

Here are the key dates for the nomination period and filing.

  • Aug 10 – 22

    Advance registration for non-resident property owners

  • Aug 29

    View printed voters list

  • Sep 8, 4:00pm

    Deadline to request your personal information be omitted from the voters list

  • Sep 21

    View candidate profiles online

  • Sep 26

    Mail ballot voting begins

  • Oct 4

    Advance voting

    Location: Vancouver City Hall, 8:00am – 8:00pm

  • Oct 10

    Advance voting

    Location: Vancouver City Hall, 8:00am – 8:00pm

  • Oct 14

    General election day

    50+ voting places, 8:00am – 8:00pm

  • Fall 2017

    Term of office begins for Councillor and School Trustees

Election Office

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

Phone: 3-1-1

City Clerk's office

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


Phone: 3-1-1

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