MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS: Who is running in Vancouver

FROM August 30 to September 9, eligible candidates filed their nomination documents at the Vancouver Election Office to become an official candidate for Mayor, City Councillor, Park Board Commissioner, or School Trustee. The nomination period officially ended at 4 p.m. on Friday.

To view the list of candidates and elector organizations who successfully filed their nomination documents during the nomination period, visit

In accordance with the Vancouver Charter section 45.2, the following activities may happen up until Friday, September 16 at 4 p.m.:

  • Candidates may withdraw their candidacy,
  • Candidates may withdraw their consent to be endorsed by a political party,
  • Political parties may withdraw their endorsement of a candidate, or
  • A decision by the court must be made if an eligible voter, another nominee, or the Chief Election Officer challenges the nomination of a candidate, and/or the endorsement of a candidate by a political party

The Election Office will be drawing the order of candidates’ names on the ballot on Friday, September 16 at 5 p.m. at City Hall. This event will be livestreamed on YouTube. Voters can check who the candidates are and their profiles on Thursday, September 22 at and in the Voters’ Guides.

The Voters’ Guide will have voting information available in Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Tagalog, Punjabi, Vietnamese, Spanish, Korean, Farsi, French, and Japanese. The Guides will have candidate profiles (in English only) and will be available at community centres and libraries starting on Thursday, September 29.

On Saturday, October 15, eligible Vancouver voters will vote for:

  • One Mayor
  • 10 Councillors
  • Seven Park Board Commissioners
  • Nine School Trustees

For more information, voters can go to or call 3-1-1. Most election information have been translated to the languages above on, and is also available in braille and American Sign Language.








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