Election 2022

On Saturday, October 15, 2022, City residents will vote for one Mayor, six Councillors, and three School Trustees. Elected officials will serve a four-year term from November 2022 to October 2026.

General local elections (and by-elections) are the most direct way for the public to influence their local government, school district, or other local governance body by choosing the individuals who will make decisions and govern on their behalf following general voting day. Learn more on the Elections BC website and the Province of BC website.

Information for the 2022 local election has been provided below.


Resident Electors

To vote in the City of North Vancouver election as a resident elector, you must:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen;
  • Be 18 years of age or older on the day of registration;
  • Be a resident of the City of North Vancouver on the day of registration;
  • Have been a resident of B.C. for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • Not be disqualified from voting in an election.

Corporations, businesses and permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrants) who have not yet become Canadian Citizens are not permitted to vote.


Non-Resident Property Electors

Non-resident property electors are individuals who own residential property in the City and live elsewhere in B.C. To vote as a non-resident property elector, you must:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen;
  • Be 18 years of age or older on the day of registration;
  • Have been a resident of B.C. for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration;
  • Not be disqualified from voting in an election;
  • Be a registered owner of real property in the City for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration;
  • Be registered as a non-resident property elector only in relation to one parcel of real property in the City; and
  • If applicable, have written consent from majority of registered owners.

Non-resident property electors must NOT hold the real property in trust for a corporation or another trust.


City List of Electors

The City of North Vancouver uses the most current available provincial list of voters prepared by Elections BC. If you were listed on the Provincial Voters List, you should be on the City's List of Electors.

Registering in advance makes the voting process faster and easier. To register in advance online, please click the “Register to Vote” button.


Note: If you are 16 or 17 years old, a B.C. resident and a Canadian citizen, you can register with Elections BC as a future voter. Doing so means that you will be automatically registered to vote when you turn 18.


Voting Day Registration

If you are not on the City's List of Electors, and did not register during the advance elector registration period, you can still register to vote on Advance Voting Days or General Voting Day. To register on voting day, you must show two pieces of identification which prove who you are and where you live (i.e. includes your name and residential address), and one of the pieces of identification must also include your signature (e.g. driver's licence, BC Services Card). If neither piece of identification shows your residential address, you may make a solemn declaration as to your place of residence.

Non-resident property electors must produce two pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity and that they are entitled to register in relation to property (e.g. property tax notice or certificate of title). If applicable, written consent from the majority of property owners must be provided. Only one owner may register as a non-resident property elector.

map of voting locations

>> View all voting locations on our City map.




Advance Voting Opportunities

Advance voting is available at City Hall, 141 West 14th St in Conference Room A/B (wheelchair-accessible), at the dates and times listed below.

  • Wednesday, October 5:  8am-8pm
  • Saturday, October 8:  10am-4pm
  • Tuesday, October 11:  10am-6pm
  • Wednesday, October 12:  8am-8pm
  • Thursday, October 13:  12pm-6pm

General Voting Day

Voting hours are 8am to 8pm at the following locations. All voting locations are wheelchair accessible.


Health and Safety Protocols

The City will administer the election in accordance with the public health orders and its Communicable Disease Prevention Plan.

Electors are encouraged to:

  • Monitor their health and stay home if sick (mail ballot voting is available to all eligible electors);
  • Practise good hygiene (i.e. sanitize hands and cover coughs and sneezes) at a voting location; and
  • Respect others’ comfort level (i.e. physical distancing) at a voting location.

Mail Ballot Voting

For the first time in local elections, all eligible electors are able to apply to vote by mail ballot. More information regarding key dates and mail ballot process will be provided in the near future.


Interested in Running for Local Office?

Elections for the offices of Mayor, Councillor, and School Trustee are for four year terms.

To be eligible to run for local government office in a general local election or a by-election, a person must have been a resident of B.C. at least six months immediately before filing their nomination documents. They do not have to live or own property in the area where they are running for office.

In addition, a person must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older on General Voting Day;
  • Be a Canadian citizen; and
  • Not be disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in B.C. or from being nominated for, being elected to or holding office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

Please note that:

  • If you currently work for the City of North Vancouver or School District #44, you must take a leave of absence before being nominated.
  • Federal Government employees must apply to the Public Service Commission for permission to run in the election.
  • At least two qualified City of North Vancouver electors (whose names must be on Elections BC’s list of electors) must nominate you in accordance with the Local Government Act.

Learn more about eligibility and specifics of running for local office on the BC Government Running for Local Office webpage.


Nomination Packages

Nomination packages will be available for pick-up beginning Friday, July 22, 2022, at City Hall during regular business hours (8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday except Statutory Holidays).

The Nomination Period takes place between Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 9am and Friday, September 9, 2022 at 4pm. During this period, nomination documents will be received by the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Election Officer.


Campaign Financing, Disclosure, and Election Advertising

Elections BC administers campaign financing, disclosure, and election advertising rules under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act. New campaign financing and advertising rules are in effect for the 2022 local general election. Candidates, electoral organizations, and third party advertisers are responsible for knowing the rules. For more information visit the Elections BC website.

Candidates and third party sponsors have expense limits that apply during the campaign period. Expense limits for the 2022 election will be announced on May 31, 2022. Candidate Expense Limits for the City of North Vancouver are available on the Elections BC website. Third Party Expense Limits for the City of North Vancouver are also available on the Elections BC website.

All candidates are required to submit their financial disclosure documents to Elections BC for verification and publication, in compliance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act. Financial disclosure statements can be viewed on the Elections BC website, when available.

Elector organizations are required to register with Elections BC in order to endorse a candidate in an election, receive a campaign contribution, and incur an election expense. Please visit the Elections BC website for additional information.

For any questions regarding campaign financing, disclosure and advertising rules, please contact Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683 or electoral.finance@elections.bc.ca.


More Information

The Government of BC has an excellent set of resources to help guide individuals through the decision of running for local office:

Additional information regarding voting opportunities, candidates and other election-related information will be provided at a later date.

For any inquiries, please contact:

  • elections@cnv.org
  • Nikolina Vracar, Chief Election Officer – 604-982-8354
  • Christine Baird, Deputy Chief Election Officer – 604-990-4233

Learn more on the Province of BC's Voter Eligibility & Voting in Local Elections webpage.

Who Can Vote?


Resident Electors

To vote in the City of North Vancouver election as a resident elector, you must:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen;
  • Be 18 years of age or older on the day of registration;
  • Be a resident of the City of North Vancouver on the day of registration;
  • Have been a resident of B.C. for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • Not be disqualified from voting in an election.

Corporations, businesses and permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrants) who have not yet become Canadian Citizens are not permitted to vote.


Non-Resident Property Electors

Non-resident property electors are individuals who own residential property in the City and live elsewhere in B.C. To vote as a non-resident property elector, you must:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen;
  • Be 18 years of age or older on the day of registration;
  • Have been a resident of B.C. for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration;
  • Not be disqualified from voting in an election;
  • Be a registered owner of real property in the City for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration;
  • Be registered as a non-resident property elector only in relation to one parcel of real property in the City; and
  • If applicable, have written consent from majority of registered owners.

Non-resident property electors must NOT hold the real property in trust for a corporation or another trust.

Voters List and Registration


City List of Electors

The City of North Vancouver uses the most current available provincial list of voters prepared by Elections BC. If you were listed on the Provincial Voters List, you should be on the City's List of Electors.

Registering in advance makes the voting process faster and easier. To register in advance online, please click the “Register to Vote” button.


Note: If you are 16 or 17 years old, a B.C. resident and a Canadian citizen, you can register with Elections BC as a future voter. Doing so means that you will be automatically registered to vote when you turn 18.


Voting Day Registration

If you are not on the City's List of Electors, and did not register during the advance elector registration period, you can still register to vote on Advance Voting Days or General Voting Day. To register on voting day, you must show two pieces of identification which prove who you are and where you live (i.e. includes your name and residential address), and one of the pieces of identification must also include your signature (e.g. driver's licence, BC Services Card). If neither piece of identification shows your residential address, you may make a solemn declaration as to your place of residence.

Non-resident property electors must produce two pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity and that they are entitled to register in relation to property (e.g. property tax notice or certificate of title). If applicable, written consent from the majority of property owners must be provided. Only one owner may register as a non-resident property elector.

How, When & Where to Vote

map of voting locations

>> View all voting locations on our City map.




Advance Voting Opportunities

Advance voting is available at City Hall, 141 West 14th St in Conference Room A/B (wheelchair-accessible), at the dates and times listed below.

  • Wednesday, October 5:  8am-8pm
  • Saturday, October 8:  10am-4pm
  • Tuesday, October 11:  10am-6pm
  • Wednesday, October 12:  8am-8pm
  • Thursday, October 13:  12pm-6pm

General Voting Day

Voting hours are 8am to 8pm at the following locations. All voting locations are wheelchair accessible.


Health and Safety Protocols

The City will administer the election in accordance with the public health orders and its Communicable Disease Prevention Plan.

Electors are encouraged to:

  • Monitor their health and stay home if sick (mail ballot voting is available to all eligible electors);
  • Practise good hygiene (i.e. sanitize hands and cover coughs and sneezes) at a voting location; and
  • Respect others’ comfort level (i.e. physical distancing) at a voting location.

Mail Ballot Voting

For the first time in local elections, all eligible electors are able to apply to vote by mail ballot. More information regarding key dates and mail ballot process will be provided in the near future.

Resources for Candidates


Interested in Running for Local Office?

Elections for the offices of Mayor, Councillor, and School Trustee are for four year terms.

To be eligible to run for local government office in a general local election or a by-election, a person must have been a resident of B.C. at least six months immediately before filing their nomination documents. They do not have to live or own property in the area where they are running for office.

In addition, a person must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older on General Voting Day;
  • Be a Canadian citizen; and
  • Not be disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in B.C. or from being nominated for, being elected to or holding office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

Please note that:

  • If you currently work for the City of North Vancouver or School District #44, you must take a leave of absence before being nominated.
  • Federal Government employees must apply to the Public Service Commission for permission to run in the election.
  • At least two qualified City of North Vancouver electors (whose names must be on Elections BC’s list of electors) must nominate you in accordance with the Local Government Act.

Learn more about eligibility and specifics of running for local office on the BC Government Running for Local Office webpage.


Nomination Packages

Nomination packages will be available for pick-up beginning Friday, July 22, 2022, at City Hall during regular business hours (8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday except Statutory Holidays).

The Nomination Period takes place between Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 9am and Friday, September 9, 2022 at 4pm. During this period, nomination documents will be received by the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Election Officer.


Campaign Financing, Disclosure, and Election Advertising

Elections BC administers campaign financing, disclosure, and election advertising rules under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act. New campaign financing and advertising rules are in effect for the 2022 local general election. Candidates, electoral organizations, and third party advertisers are responsible for knowing the rules. For more information visit the Elections BC website.

Candidates and third party sponsors have expense limits that apply during the campaign period. Expense limits for the 2022 election will be announced on May 31, 2022. Candidate Expense Limits for the City of North Vancouver are available on the Elections BC website. Third Party Expense Limits for the City of North Vancouver are also available on the Elections BC website.

All candidates are required to submit their financial disclosure documents to Elections BC for verification and publication, in compliance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act. Financial disclosure statements can be viewed on the Elections BC website, when available.

Elector organizations are required to register with Elections BC in order to endorse a candidate in an election, receive a campaign contribution, and incur an election expense. Please visit the Elections BC website for additional information.

For any questions regarding campaign financing, disclosure and advertising rules, please contact Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683 or electoral.finance@elections.bc.ca.


More Information

The Government of BC has an excellent set of resources to help guide individuals through the decision of running for local office:

More Information

Additional information regarding voting opportunities, candidates and other election-related information will be provided at a later date.

For any inquiries, please contact:

  • elections@cnv.org
  • Nikolina Vracar, Chief Election Officer – 604-982-8354
  • Christine Baird, Deputy Chief Election Officer – 604-990-4233

Learn more on the Province of BC's Voter Eligibility & Voting in Local Elections webpage.


Information on all candidates who have filed nomination papers with the City will be provided here as soon as it is available. The nomination period starts on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 9:00am and closes on Friday, September 9, 2022 at 4:00pm.

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