How to run for office

  1.  Sep 27 Bios online
  2.  Oct 10 - 17 Advance voting
  3.  Oct 20 Election day
  4.  Nov 5 Elected officials
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Next municipal election

Advance voting days: October 10 to 17, 2018

Election day: October 20, 2018

Vancouver voters will elect:

Random order ballot

View the official candidate list and get details on the random order ballot.


To run 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 the day nomination papers are filed
  • Not be disqualified by law from being nominated, elected, or holding office

Frequently asked questions

Still have questions?

View the Candidate 101 presentation PDF (500 KB).

Attend a Vancouver School Board trustee candidate information session external link.

Contact us about nominations, ballots, and voting.

View all other topics below to see which organization to contact.

BC School Trustees Association


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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