BC Municipal Elections

BC Municipal Elections

BC Municipal Elections

On Oct 15, BC heads to the polls to vote for their next city council. Your city council affects you in big ways, such as:

  • Making housing and rent more affordable
  • Expediting and supporting the process of the Skytrain to UBC
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of parks, beaches and streets
  • Providing mental health support for those struggling with addiction/mental health

Have a say on the things that matter most to you. On October 15 get out and vote for your next City Council.

Who Can You Vote For?

Vancouver residents vote for:

  • 1 mayor, 10 city councilors, 7 park board commissioners, and 9 school board trustees (this varies by city)

Students residing in UBC Residence or within the University Endowment Lands (UEL) elect an electoral director to represent them on the Metro Vancouver Regional District Board.

Are You Eligible to Vote?

To be eligible to vote in the municipal elections as a resident or non-resident property elector, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older when registered to vote
  • Be a Canadian citizen 
  • Be a resident of B.C. for at least six months before they register to vote 

Permanent residents that have not yet become Canadian citizens are unable to vote. 

Students that live in one jurisdiction and live at an education institution in another jurisdiction can only vote once, in either location. 

Candidates for the Municipal Elections

To learn more about the the candidates running for mayor, councillor, and park board commissioner and school board trustee, visit your city’s website for more information listed below:

Where Can You Vote?

There are three different opportunities that students have to vote:

General Voting Day 

General voting day is held on October 15th, 2022 – open from 8 AM to 8 PM at the AMS Nest and other eligible voting stations.

Advanced Voting

The dates that Advanced Voting will be available are October 1st, 5th, 8th, 11th, and 13th between 8 AM and 8 PM at eligible voting stations. UBC will not be hosting any advanced voting this year.

Mail Ballot Voting

 Voters can request to vote by mail from Elections BC starting September 6th.

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