Vote in Local Elections

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The 2011 Vancouver election took place on:

November 19, 2011
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In Vancouver elections, voters choose:
  • 1 Mayor and 10 Councilors for Vancouver City Council;
  • 7 Park Commissioners for the Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation; and
  • 9 School Trustees for the Vancouver School Board

1. BE ELIGIBLE

You can vote if you:

  • Are over 18 years old on voting day.

  • Are a Canadian citizen

  • Have lived in BC for at least 6 months before voting day.

  • Have lived in Vancouver for at least 60 days before voting day.

2. BE PREPARED

You must be registered on the voters list in order to vote. You can do it in advance, or register on the day you vote at your voting station. If you have already registered in the past, and you have not changed you address since then, you are likely already registered.

To register in advance, visit www.vancouver.ca/vote and print out the registration form. Fill it out, get it witnessed, and mail or fax it in.

3. HAVE THE RIGHT ID

If you register in advance, you don’t have to show ID. But if you are planning on registering at your voting place on Election Day, you need to show two pieces of ID that together giver your name, your signature, and your residential address.

  • Examples are: Driver’s license, Care Card, Social Insurance Card, utility bill, Citizenship Card, and others.

  • If you only have one piece of ID, or your two pieces don’t display your current address, you can make a solemn declaration as to your identity and place of residence. This declaration takes the place of a second ID.

4. KNOW WHEN TO VOTE

  • Vote at your voting place on Election Day.

Or

  • Vote in advance. You will have the opportunity to vote in a selection of locations on specific ‘early voting’ days. Locations and dates To Be Announced.

5. KNOW WHERE TO VOTE

You can only vote in your designated voting place. Go to www.vancouver.ca/vote, type in your address into the search tool, and it will tell you exactly where to vote.

If you are a resident of another municipality in B.C. but are living in Vancouver in order to go to school, you can choose to vote in either your home municipality or in Vancouver -not in both!

Got questions?

To find out more about local elections in Vancouver, click here.