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Advance voting underway for Tri-Cities' 2022 elections. What you need to know

Already know who you want on your community's next city council? Early votes can be placed ahead of general election day, Oct. 15.
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Residents that have already decided who they want to make up the next city council in their community can cast a ballot ahead of the Oct. 15, 2022, election day.

Is your mind already set on who you want to represent your community for the next four years?

Good news: You now have the chance to cast your vote over the next two weeks ahead of the 2022 civic election — set for Oct. 15.

Advance voting began on Monday (Oct. 3) for Coquitlam, and will be officially underway for every other Tri-Cities municipality starting tomorrow (Oct. 5).

The early polls give eligible voters the opportunity to get their ballots in the box ahead of general election day, such as those on busier schedules or out of town on election day.

To be eligible to vote, you must be a Canadian citizen, 18 years and older as of Oct. 15, a B.C. resident of at least six months immediately before the day you register to vote, and a resident of the community you're voting in.

Ballot stations are set to be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on advance voting days.

The dates and locations for early voting in each Tri-Cities community is as follows (in alphabetical order):

Anmore and Belcarra


Port Coquitlam

Port Moody

  • Oct. 5
    • Wellness room at Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd.)
  • Oct. 8
    • Wellness room at Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Rd.)

What do I need to vote?

It's required to bring one or more pieces of identification to a polling station that confirms your identity and place of residence, which will ensure your eligibility.

If you're already a registered voter, you'll only need one form of ID.

If you're not registered, you're asked to bring two pieces of ID, including one that must have a signature.

Acceptable documents include the following:

  • BC Care Card
  • BC Driver's Licence
  • BC Identification Card issued by ICBC
  • BC Services Card
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Birth certificate
  • Credit or debit card
  • Current property tax notice issued by the municipality
  • Social Insurance Card
  • Secure Certificate of Indian Status (Status Card)
  • Utility bill (phone, hydro, gas, telephone, cable service, etc.)
  • Valid passport
  • Vehicle insurance documents issued by ICBC
  • Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security Request for Continued Assistance Form SDES8

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