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Who is eligible to vote

To be eligible to register and vote in Vancouver's upcoming civic election you must:

  1. be a Canadian citizen; and
  2. be 18 years of age or older; and
  3. have, immediately preceding application for registration as an elector, resided in the province of British Columbia for six months; and
  4. resided in the City of Vancouver for at least 30 days.


Voting rules for non-resident property owners

If you own property in Vancouver, but you do not live in Vancouver, you may still be eligible to vote in the upcoming Vancouver civic election.

To be eligible to vote, a non-resident property owner must be:

  1. age 18 or older; and
  2. a Canadian citizen; and
  3. a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day of registration; and
  4. NOT entitled to register as a resident elector; and
  5. not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

To determine if you are eligible to register and vote as a non-resident property elector, contact the Vancouver Elections Office at 873-7681 for additional information.


Only one non-resident property owner is permitted to register and vote per property. If there is more than one registered owner of a property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the other owners, register as a non-resident property elector.

A non-resident property owner who wishes to vote in the City of Vancouver elections, must have been a registered owner of a real estate property in the City for at least 30 days immediately before the date they register to vote.

No person may vote more than once in the City of Vancouver election.

Personal Information


The list of registered electors is made available for public viewing and is provided to each candidate and elector organization participating in the election. It contains the names of registered voters, as well as other personal information, such as a voters' addresses.

To protect your privacy or security, you may request that personal information be omitted or obscured from the list of registered electors. If requested to do this, the Chief Election Officer must amend a list of electors that is provided under section 35(8) or that is available for public inspection, by omitting or obscuring your address or other information.

To make your request, please contact:

Office of the City Clerk
City of Vancouver
453 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, B.C. V5Y 1V4

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Last updated: November 3, 1999
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