Voter registration and ID

Voter information card struck out with a red XWe are not sending a voter information card to each registered voter for the 2017 by-election.

Each household in Vancouver will receive a flyer with important information about voting, including voting place locations.

If you are registered on the most current Provincial list of voters, you are automatically on the voters' list.

Continue reading to find out:

Are you registered to vote? Find out now

Before you can vote, you must be registered. Enter your legal name and address below to find out if you are registered.

Please enter information in all fields, and follow these formats when you enter your street name:

  • 24th Ave W
  • Broadway W
  • Willow St

View the voters' list in person

A copy of the voters' list will be available for public inspection in person from August 29 to October 14 at:

  • City Clerk's Office, Vancouver City Hall, 453 W 12th Ave
  • Election Office, 450 W Broadway

Your name

First name: Enter your first name
Last name: Enter your last name

Your residential address

Street number: Enter street number
Street name: Enter street name
Unit number (optional):

View the voters' list in person

A copy of the voters' list will be available for public inspection in person from August 29 to October 14 at:

  • City Clerk's Office, Vancouver City Hall, 453 W 12th Ave
  • Election Office, 450 W Broadway

By-election dates

Advance voting: October 4 & 10

General voting: October 14

How to register to vote

Register to vote in person on general voting day on October 14.

  1. Before you come to vote, complete the registration form  (37 KB) in advance (but do not sign) and bring to any voting place on the day you vote.
    Note The form must be signed at the voting place and witnessed by an election official.
  2. Bring your completed, unsigned form to the voting place, plus two (2) identification documents (see 'Voter ID') that show who you are and where you live.
    Note One of these two identification documents must include your signature.

If you have no fixed address

If you live in Vancouver but have no fixed address or ordinary postal address, you can register to vote using:

  • A general place of residence, for example:
    • Corner of Hastings and Main 
    • Under the Granville Street Bridge (north side) 
  • The address of a shelter or social agency you go to, such as:
    • Lookout Shelter
    • Salvation Army
    • Covenant House

You will need to provide identification or make a sworn declaration.

Update or change your information

If you are on the list and want to update or change information, such as your address or name, please do so at the voting place.

Identification you will need

If you're registering in person at a voting place, you need to provide two identifying documents to prove who you are and where you live, one of which must include your signature.

Electronic copies of documents are not accepted.

Examples of documents you may use:

  • BC CareCard or BC Gold CareCard
  • BC driver’s licence
  • BC identification card (BCID) from ICBC Driver Licencing
  • BC Services Card
  • Birth certificate
  • Canadian passport
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Citizenship card
  • Credit card or debit card
  • ICBC owner’s certificate of insurance and vehicle licence
  • Income tax assessment
  • "Monthly Report" Form (HR0081) from the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (formerly Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation)
  • NEXUS card
  • Property tax notice
  • Social Insurance Number card
  • Statutory declaration or sworn affidavit (from a notary public, lawyer, or commissioner for taking affidavits)
  • Student card
  • Utility bill for electricity, natural gas, water, telephone, or cable services
  • Vancouver Public Library card

 The new combined BC Driver's Licence and CareCard is considered one identifying document.

If you have only one acceptable identifying document

You can swear a Declaration of Elector Identity and Place of Residence in front of a Presiding Election Official at the voting place.

This statutory declaration becomes your second identifying document. Only one statutory declaration will be accepted.

A Presiding Election Official has the authority to accept any combination of two or more documents that provide evidence satisfactory to the election official respecting both identity and residence.

The combination of documents must prove both who you are and where you live, and at least one of them must be signed.


Election Office

1st Floor 
450 W Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1R4
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm

Phone: 3-1-1

City Clerk's office

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

Phone: 3-1-1