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Last day of advance voting October 10

October 8 2017 1,988 ballots cast in first day of advance voting

Voters have one more day of advance voting in the 2017 by-election: October 10, at Vancouver City Hall, 453 West 12th Ave, 8:00am – 8:00pm.

1,988 ballots have already been cast after the first day of advance voting on October 4. The next opportunity to vote will be October 14, which is general voting day for the by-election.

The by-election is being held to elect one city councillor and nine school trustees. On October 14, approximately 50 voting places will be open around Vancouver 8:00am – 8:00pm.

Learn more about the by-election

Who can vote

To vote in the City of Vancouver by-election, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older on general voting day (October 14)
  • 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.

University Endowment Lands voters

If you live in the University Endowment Lands (the properties around UBC), you can also vote in the advance polls at Vancouver City Hall.

You can only vote for school trustees.

Registering to vote

For the by-election, voter information cards will not be mailed to registered voters.

However, each household in Vancouver will have received a flyer with important information about voting, including locations of voting places and list of candidates.

Are you registered?

Voters registered on the most current Provincial list of voters are automatically registered to vote in the by-election.

You can check if you are registered to vote using the "Am I on the voters' list?" tool.

How to register

If you are not on the voters' list, you can register at the voting place at City Hall on October 4 and 10, and at any voting place on October 14 by:

  • Bringing two pieces of identification (one with a signature)
  • Completing a voter registration form available on site or online  (37 KB)

You can also swear a declaration that counts as one piece of identification.

Learn more about how to register and voter ID.

No photos of ballots permitted

We encourage all citizens to promote voting in the by-election – however, please note that no photos of ballots are permitted. 

Section 125(3)(b) of the Vancouver Charter  specifically prohibits reproductions of ballots.