Kennedy Stewart is the new mayor of Vancouver

VANCOUVER voters have elected 27 people to public office following the preliminary count of 2018 municipal by-election ballots, according to a press release by the City of Vancouver.

Approximately 176,744 ballots were cast and voter turn-out is estimated to be about 39.4 per cent. 158 candidates ran in races for Mayor, Councillor, Park Commissioner, and School Trustee.

The official election results will be declared by the Chief Election Officer by October 24, 2018. The unofficial results are as follows:


Candidate Party Vote
STEWART, Kennedy   49812

10 Councillors

Candidate Party Vote
CARR, Adriane GREEN 69885
FRY, Pete GREEN 61925
DE GENOVA, Melissa NPA 53324
SWANSON, Jean COPE 48955
HARDWICK, Colleen NPA 47811
WIEBE, Michael GREEN 45700
BOYLE, Christine OneCity 45529
DOMINATO, Lisa NPA 44769
BLIGH, Rebecca NPA 44117
KIRBY-YUNG, Sarah NPA 43646

7 Park Commissioners

Candidate Party Vote
DEMERS, Dave GREEN 73326
DUMONT, Camil GREEN 65447
COUPAR, John NPA 49836
BARKER, Tricia NPA 48831
IRWIN, John COPE 46360

9 School Trustees

Candidate Party Votes
FRASER, Janet GREEN 75237
GONZALEZ, Estrellita GREEN 58540
REDDY, Jennifer OneCity 52851
HANSON, Oliver NPA 49991
BALLANTYNE, Fraser NPA 49849
CHO, Carmen NPA 49597
PARROTT, Barb COPE 48276
WONG, Allan Vision Vancouver 47378


The voting results will be available for public inspection at the City’s election office until November 23, 2018. It is possible to seek a judicial recount in Provincial Court, and to challenge the right of an elected candidate to take office, or the validity of an election in B.C. Supreme Court.

The inauguration ceremony for the newly elected officials will take place November 5, 2018. Details will be released closer to that date. 


Capital Plan


Vancouver voters also voted on three capital plan borrowing questions, which will provide infrastructure funding from 2019-2022. Unofficial results are below.


Question Yes votes No votes
Question 1: Transportation and technology 118,562 40,235
Question 2: Capital maintenance and renovation programs for existing community facilities, civic facilities, and parks 121,671 36,901
Question 3: Replacement of existing community facilities and civic facilities 108,742 49,466