Elections

2022 General Local Election

Metro Vancouver will be holding an election this year for the office of Director for Electoral Area A. General Voting Day will be Saturday, October 15, 2022. Advance voting opportunities will be held Wednesday, October 5, 2022 and Saturday, October 8, 2022. Vote by Mail will also be available to those who request it with more information being made available at a later date.

Declaration of Election by Voting 2022

  • Where is Electoral Area A?

    Electoral Area A occupies approximately 818 Km2 of land and includes the following communities and inhabited areas:

    • Lands along Howe Sound, located between the District of West Vancouver and Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (excluding the Village of Lions Bay). This includes the communities of Ocean Point, Strachan Point and Montizambert Wynd.
    • Bowyer and Passage Islands (in Howe Sound)
    • Northern portion of Indian Arm
    • Boulder Island and Carraholly Point (at the southern end of Indian Arm)
    • West side of Pitt Lake
    • Barnston Island (in the Fraser River, west of Golden Ears Bridge)
    • University Endowment Lands (includes most of Pacific Spirit Regional Park)
    • University of British Columbia (including University Neighbourhoods)

     Electoral Area A Map

  • Information for Candidates

    Interested in running for the office of Electoral Area A Director? Please download and complete the nomination package below. To be qualified to run for office, you must be: 18 years or older on general voting day; a Canadian citizen; a resident of British Columbia for at least six months prior to the date of nomination; and not disqualified from voting in an election in BC, being nominated, elected or holding office, or otherwise disqualified by law. You do not have to live in Electoral Area A.

    Candidate Information Video

     

    • To learn about Metro Vancouver’s Regional Services, check out this video
    • For a visual overview of some of Electoral Area A’s neighbourhoods, check out this video
    • Interested in watching Metro Vancouver’s committee meetings? Check out the Metro Vancouver Video Gallery for recorded meetings, or view the calendar for upcoming meetings to watch on our livestream or in-person.
    • For a full list of the current Metro Vancouver committees and their terms of reference, visit: Committee Members (metrovancouver.org)

    If you would like to book an appointment with the Chief Elections Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer to review nomination requirements and forms, contact details can be found in the contact list on this page.

    Important Candidate Links

  • Information for Voters

    Requesting a Mail Ballot Package

    The opportunity to request to vote by mail will be available from September 1 – October 14, 2022. If an election is announced on September 19, the elections team will prepare and send out ballot packages to those who had requested them as soon as possible. Anyone requesting a mail ballot package after October 7th will not have enough time to receive and return their ballot package by mail. Please contact the Info Centre to review late request options.

    Mail Ballot Request Form

    Advance Voting Opportunities

    October 5, 2022 
    8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

    Dunbar Community Centre, 4747 Dunbar Street, Vancouver


    October 8, 2022
    8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

    Dunbar Community Centre, 4747 Dunbar Street, Vancouver

    Election Day

    October 15, 2022
    8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

    Gleneagles Community Centre, 6262 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

    AMS Student Nest, 6133 University Boulevard, Vancouver

    University Hill Secondary School 3228 Ross Drive, Vancouver


    Qualifications for Voting

    To qualify to vote, you must be:

    • a Canadian citizen
    • 18 years of age or older on general voting day (October 15, 2022)
    • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months before the day of voting
    • a resident of Electoral Area A on the day of voting OR a registered owner of real property in Electoral Area A for at least 30 days before the day of voting
    • not otherwise disqualified by law from voting

    Voters must bring the following documents to the voting place:

    • if you live in Metro Vancouver’s Electoral Area A: 2 documents (at least 1 must have your signature) to prove residency and identity
    • if you own a property in the Metro Vancouver’s Electoral Area A: 2 documents (at least 1 must have your signature) to prove identity; and proof of property ownership; and if there is more than one owner, written consent from a majority of the property owners.

    Acceptable forms of Identification

    Types of Voters

    Resident Elector: A person who usually lives in the jurisdiction and intends to return there whenever absent. You can only be a resident of one area at a time. For example, if you vote in a municipality as a resident, you cannot also vote in another municipality or regional district area as a resident.

    Non-Resident Property Elector: A person who is not a resident of a jurisdiction, but owns property there. Non-Resident Property Electors:

    • are not entitled to vote as a resident in the electoral area;
    • have been a registered owner of real property in the electoral area for at least 30 days;
    • can only vote in relation to one parcel of real property in the electoral area or school district;
    • only one owner per property is entitled to vote on behalf of that property. If more than one person is on title to the property, you must have written consent from the majority of owners to vote on behalf of the property; and
    • if a corporation owns a property, in part or in whole, none of the owners may vote as Non-Resident Property Electors.

    Non-Resident Property Electors must also provide proof of ownership of the property (e.g. title search, certificate of title, tax notice) and written consent of the majority of other owners to vote on behalf of that property. The consent form is available for download here and must be presented in completion to the election official at the time of voting.

    Additional Voter Information

    For information on the Gambier Islands Local Trust Area election, visit: 2022 Local Election - Islands Trust.

    To find out where to vote for school trustee, contact your local school district.

    Important Voter Links


Candidate Nominations

View candidate profiles


Key Dates

Aug 30

Start of Nomination Period 9:00 am

Sep 9

End of Nomination Period 4:00 pm

Sep 16

Deadline to submit original Candidate Nomination documents to Chief Election Officer 4:00 pm
Deadline for Candidate Nomination withdrawal 4:00 pm

Sep 19

Declaration of Election by voting or by acclamation 4:00 pm

Oct 5 & 8

Advance Voting Opportunities from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Oct 14

Deadline for receiving mail-in ballot packages 4:00 pm

Oct 15

General Voting Day from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Oct 19

Declaration of official election results 4:00 pm


 

Important Election Links



Election Day Countdown


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Contact


Contacts for general inquiries:

Information Centre
604-432-6200
 email

Chief Election Officer
Janis Knaupp
 604-432-6284
 email

Deputy Chief Election Officer
Dorothy Shermer
 604-451-6530
 email

Election Coordinator
Lauren Bourdiol
 604-436-6701
 email