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General Election is Saturday November 19, 2011
8:00am – 8:00pm

When to Vote

General Voting Day

Saturday November 19, 2011, 8:00am – 8:00pm

Advance Voting

A list of advance voting dates and locations

Mobile Voting Facilities

The City provides special voting opportunities in medical or assisted-living facilities for electors ​who suffer from an illness, disability or injury that makes them otherwise unable to participate in the other election opportunities.

A schedule for these special voting opportunities can be found by contacting Vancouver's election office at 604-873-7681 or emailing voter.questions@vancouver.ca.

Mail Ballot Voting

Voting by mail is available to people with a physical disability, illness or injury that prevents their ability to vote, or those who expect to be away from the municipality on general voting day and the advance voting day.

Click here to download an application form to vote by mail.

Where to Vote on General Election Day

Comprehensive list of all the available facilities open for voting


Vancouver Elections Office
Tel: 311
Outside of Vancouver: 604-873-7000

Who Can Vote?

You live in the City of Vancouver OR You own property in the City of Vancouver

Plus you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You must be a Canadian citizen
  • You must be 18 years of age or older on general voting day (November 19, 2011)
  • You must have been a resident of B.C. for at least six months immediately before you register to vote
  • You must have been a resident of Vancouver or owned property for at least 30 days immediately before you register to vote
  • You have not been disqualified from voting

As the University Endowment Lands (UEL) are outside the City of Vancouver boundaries, UEL residents cannot vote for Mayor, Councillors or Park Commissioners. UEL residents may only vote for School Trustees.

I.D. Required

You must provide at least two pieces of identification when you arrive to vote that contains at least one photo and one signature. Examples of acceptable I.D. are:

  • B.C. Care Card
  • Social Insurance card
  • Citizenship Card
  • Property tax notice
  • Credit card or debit card
  • B.C. ID card from Motor Vehicle Branch
  • I.C.B.C. Owner's Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle License
  • Utility bill for electricity, natural gas, water, telephone or cable services

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