Election Services

Eligibility to vote

You are allowed to vote in a Vancouver general local election if you are

  • a resident elector (ie. you live in Vancouver) OR
  • a non-resident property elector (ie. you live elsewhere in B.C. but you own property in Vancouver)

You must meet ALL of the following requirements to vote:

  1. You must be 18 years of age or older on general voting day.
  2. You must be a Canadian citizen.
  3. You must have been a resident of B.C. for at least six months immediately before you register to vote.
  4. You must have
    • been a resident of Vancouver for at least 30 days immediately before you register to vote (for resident electors)
    • OR
    • owned a property in Vancouver for at least 30 days immediately before you register to vote (for non-resident property electors).
  5. You must not have been disqualified by law from voting.

As the University Endowment Lands (UEL) are outside the City of Vancouver boundaries, UEL residents are not eligible to vote for Mayor, Councillors or Park Commissioners. UEL residents may only vote for School Trustees. UEL residents may also vote in the election for Electoral Area A Director, which is conducted by Metro Vancouver.