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Municipal elections

Next general municipal election: Saturday, October 20, 2018

Requirements to be a candidate for Council, Park Board, or Vancouver School Board Trustee

To run in the election, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older on general voting day; and
  • Be a Canadian citizen; and
  • Have lived in BC for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and
  • Not be disqualified by law from being nominated, elected, or holding office.

View the Elections BC guide for local elections candidates 

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Voting in an election is one of the most important things a citizen can do in their community and country. Voting:

  • Strengthens our democracy
  • Gives each and every voter a voice in their local government
  • Makes us a much stronger community

Voting can take as little as 10 minutes. It’s a right we sometimes ignore or take for granted.

Get information on past elections

2017 by-election

Find 2017 by-election results and candidate profiles.

2014 municipal election

View 2014 election results, candidate profiles, and capital plan borrowing questions. Voter turn-out was 43.4%.

Previous elections

Learn about past elections in Vancouver, including previous election results, election documents, and campaign costs.

City Clerk's office

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


Phone: 3-1-1

Previous elections