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It's election day in Vancouver! Here is everything you need to know

Including ballot details, what to bring, when and where to vote
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Voting day for Vancouver's 2022 civic election is on Oct. 15.

It's the official election day in Vancouver.

Today (Oct. 15) voters will vote for a mayor, 10 councillors, seven Park Board commissioners, and nine school trustees. Each position will be held for a four-year term. 

For those heading to the polls, there are a few things you may want to know, including what to expect on the ballot, where to vote, and what to bring. 

Here is everything you need to know about election day: 

What's on the voting ballot?

There are 137 candidates contending for 27 positions, including 15 candidates for mayor, 59 candidates for councillors, 32 candidates for Park Board commissioners, and 31 candidates or School Trustees. 

Voters can expect candidate names to be randomized but in numerical order, and voters will also decide on three Capital Plan borrowing questions. 

What should voters bring to the voting place?

Voters can bring their list of candidates to the voting place via a piece of paper, a Voters' Guide, a mobile device (taking photos of ballots is not permitted), or any other device that works for them.

Registered voters can bring a piece of ID for faster processing times or their voter information card if they received one.

If a voter is registering for the first time, they can:

  • Provide two pieces of ID that both show their name.
    • At least one piece must show their address
    • At least one piece must include their signature.
  • Provide one piece of identification and make a solemn declaration
    • They may also make in front of the person in charge of the voting place. 

COVID-19 safety at the voting place

There will be several safety precautions in voting places, including: 

  • One-way entrance for most voting places
  • All election officials will have COVID-19 safety training
  • All election officials will have been vaccinated against COVID-19, consistent with the City's policies
  • Limited number of people allowed inside the voting place at one time
  • Physical distancing
  • Disposable masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer will be available
  • Physical dividers will be in place
  • Surfaces and pens will be sanitized frequently

Where to return mail ballots

  • City Hall - 453 W 12th Ave; 
    • mailbox available 24/7
    • deadline Oct. 15, 8 p.m
  • Election Office - 305 W 8th Ave
    • open until  5 p.m. (mailbox available 24/7)
    • deadline Oct. 15, 8 p.m.
  • Kerrisdale Community Centre - 5851 West Blvd
    • open: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • deadline Oct. 15, 6 p.m.
  • Killarney Community Centre - 6260 Killarney St 
    • open:  9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • deadline Oct. 15, 5 p.m.
  • Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre - 2690 Larch St
    • open: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • deadline Oct. 15, 5 p.m.
  • Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre - 181 Roundhouse Mews
    • open: 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
    • deadline Oct. 15, 5 p.m.

Where and when to vote

There are 82 voting places around Vancouver that are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  1. Britannia Community Services Centre - 1661 Napier St
  2. Captain James Cook Elementary School - 3340 E 54th Ave
  3. Carnarvon Community Elementary School - 3400 Balaclava St
  4. Carnegie Community Centre - 401 Main St
  5. Champlain Heights Community Centre - 3350 Maquinna Dr
  6. Charles Dickens Annex - 3877 Glen Dr
  7. Chief Maquinna Elementary School - 2684 E 2nd Ave
  8. Coal Harbour Community Centre - 480 Broughton St
  9. Collingwood Neighbourhood House - 5288 Joyce St
  10. Creekside Community Recreation Centre - 1 Athletes Wy
  11. David Oppenheimer Elementary School - 2421 Scarboro Ave
  12. David Thompson Secondary School - 1755 E 55th Ave
  13. Douglas Park Community Centre - 801 W 22nd Ave
  14. Dr. R. E. McKechnie Elementary School - 7455 Maple St
  15. Dunbar Community Centre - 4747 Dunbar St
  16. False Creek Community Centre - 1318 Cartwright St
  17. False Creek Elementary School - 900 School Green
  18. Gathering Place Community Centre - 609 Helmcken St
  19. General Brock Elementary School - 4860 Main St
  20. General Gordon Elementary School - 2268 Bayswater St
  21. Gordon Neighbourhood House - 1019 Broughton St
  22. Grandview ¿uuqinak’uuh Elementary School - 2055 Woodland Dr
  23. Hastings Community Centre - 3096 E Hastings St
  24. Hillcrest Centre - 4575 Clancy Loranger Wy
  25. Holy Trinity Anglican Church - 1440 W 12th Ave
  26. Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver - 950 W 41st Ave
  27. John Norquay Elementary School - 4710 Slocan St
  28. John Oliver Secondary School - 530 E 41st Ave
  29. Kensington Community Centre - 5175 Dumfries St
  30. Kerrisdale Community Centre - 5851 West Blvd
  31. Kerrisdale Elementary School - 5555 Carnarvon St
  32. Killarney Community Centre - 6260 Killarney St
  33. King George Secondary School - 1755 Barclay St
  34. Kitsilano Neighbourhood House - 2305 W 7th Ave
  35. Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre - 2690 Larch St
  36. Kivan Club (Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC)  - 2875 St. George St 
  37. L'Ecole Bilingue Elementary School - 1166 W 14th Ave
  38. Lord Byng Secondary School - 3939 W 16th Ave
  39. Lord Kitchener Elementary School - 3455 W King Edward Ave
  40. Lord Roberts Annex - 1150 Nelson St
  41. Lord Roberts Elementary School - 1100 Bidwell St
  42. Lord Selkirk Elementary School - 1750 E 22nd Ave
  43. Lord Tennyson Elementary School - 2650 Maple St
  44. Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre - 990 W 59th Ave  
  45. Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre - 7646 Prince Albert St
  46. Mount Pleasant Community Centre - 1 Kingsway
  47. Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House - 800 E Broadway
  48. Musqueam Community Centre - 6777 Salish Dr
  49. Prince of Wales Secondary School - 2250 Eddington Dr  
  50. Queen Alexandra Elementary School - 1300 E Broadway
  51. Queen Victoria Annex - 1850 E 3rd Ave 
  52. RayCam Co-operative Centre - 920 E Hastings St
  53. Redemption Church - 3512 W 7th Ave
  54. Renfrew Community Elementary School - 3315 E 22nd Ave 
  55. Renfrew Park Community Centre - 2929 E 22nd Ave
  56. Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre - 181 Roundhouse Mews
  57. Scottish Cultural Centre - 8886 Hudson St
  58. Seaforth Armoury - 1650 Burrard St
  59. Shaughnessy Elementary School - 4250 Marguerite St
  60. Simon Fraser Elementary School - 100 W 15th Ave
  61. Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School - 419 E 24th Ave
  62. Sir John Franklin Community School - 250 Skeena St 
  63. Sir Richard McBride Annex - 4750 St. Catherines St
  64. Sir William Van Horne Elementary School - 5855 Ontario St
  65. St Helen's Anglican Church - 4405 W 8th St
  66. Strathcona Community Centre - 601 Keefer St
  67. Sunset Community Centre - 6810 Main St
  68. šxʷwəq̓ʷəθət Crosstown Elementary School - 55 Expo Blvd
  69. Templeton Secondary School - 727 Templeton Dr
  70. Thunderbird šxʷəxʷaʔəs Elementary School - 2325 Cassiar St 
  71. Tillicum Community Annex - 2450 Cambridge St
  72. Trinity Baptist Church - 1460 W 49th Ave
  73. Trout Lake Community Centre - 3360 Victoria Dr
  74. Vancouver Aquatic Centre - 1050 Beach Ave 
  75. Vancouver City Hall - 453 W 12th Ave
  76. Vancouver Public Library Central Branch - 350 W Georgia St
  77. Waverley Elementary School - 6111 Elliott St
  78. West Point Grey Community Centre - 4397 W 2nd Ave
  79. Westside Baptist Church - 8506 Ash St
  80. Windermere Community Secondary School - 3155 E 27th Ave 
  81. Only Oct. 15 - UBC - AMS Student Nest - 6133 University Blvd
  82. Only Oct. 15 - University Hill Secondary School - 3228 Ross Dr

Undecided? Get to know the major parties and candidates

V.I.A. will be bringing you election results Saturday night, bookmark our 2022 Civic Election page to follow along with us.

 

 

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