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Run for office in Vancouver

Vacancies to be filled

  • 1 City councillor
  • 9 school board trustees

If you are thinking about running for elected office, bookmark this page for upcoming important information about your candidacy, including:

  • Nomination forms 
  • Key dates and deadlines
  • Requirements

Key dates for 2017

Here are the key dates for the nomination period and filing.

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  • Aug 29

    Nomination period begins

  • Sep 8, 4:00pm

    Nomination period closes

    All nomination papers must be submitted

  • Sep 12, 4:00pm

    Deadline to challenge a candidate nomination or elector organization endorsement

  • Sep 15, 4:00pm

    Deadlines for:

    • Submitting online candidate profile
    • Decision on challenge of candidate nomination
    • Withdrawal of candidate
    • Withdrawal of candidate endorsement by elector organization
  • Oct 4 & 10

    Advance voting

    Location: Vancouver City Hall, 8:00am – 8:00pm

  • Oct 14

    General election day

    Locations to be confirmed, 8:00am – 8:00pm

  • Fall 2017

    Term of office begins for Councillor and School Trustees

Election Office – opens August 14

1st Floor 
450 W Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1R4 


Contact the City Clerk's office

3rd Floor, City Hall
453 W 12th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4