Who Can Vote?

Am I eligible to vote?

Am I eligible to vote?

You may vote in the Richmond General Local and School Election as a resident elector if you meet all of the requirements:

  • are a Canadian citizen; are, or will be, at least 18 years old on General Voting Day (Saturday, October 20, 2018);
  • have lived in BC for at least six months prior to registration (April 19, 2018 is the last day to meet residency requirement if registering on General Voting Day);
  • have lived in Richmond (or owned property in Richmond for a non-resident property elector) for at least 30 days prior to registration (September 19, 2018 is the last day to meet local residency requirement if registering on General Voting Day); and
  • are not disqualified from voting by the Local Government Act [64(2)] or any other enactment.

  • Non-Resident Property Elector


    If you own property in Richmond, but do not live in the City, you may be eligible to vote in the 2018 Richmond Election.

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    How do I register to vote?

    If you are not already on the Voters List, you can register now.

    The advantages of registering in advance include:

    • You will receive a voter card in the mail with your personalized voting information, including when and where you can vote.
    • You will enjoy faster service at your voting place, as the Richmond Election Office will have your information in advance.

     You may register online​:

    1. Go to Elections BC's website.
    2. Have one of the following ID (identification document) ready:
    • BC driver's licence number
    • BC Identification card number
    • Social Insurance Number (last six digits)
    • Personal Health Number (last six digits)
You may register in advance until Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

Please keep in mind that you may still register when you vote. You must provide two separate pieces of ID (identification document) that include your name and residential address. One piece must include your signature. The Where do I vote? search tool will be available soon on this website.

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Am I already registered to vote?

To find out if you are registered to vote and are included in the Voters List, you may use the Am I on the Voters List? search tool which will be soon available.

If you are already registered on the Voters List, we encourage you to bring your voter card (which you will receive in the mail) or ID. However, you are not required to provide your ID at the time of voting.

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How do I update my name and/or residential address on the Voters List?

To update your name and/or residential address, go to Elections BC's website. 

Please have one of the following ID (identification document) ready:

  • BC driver's licence number
  • BC Identification card number
  • Social Insurance Number (last six digits)
  • Personal Health Number (last six digits)

Updating your name or address in advance ensures that you will be on the Voters List and will receive a voter card in the mail, which includes your designated voting place and making the voting process even faster for you when you vote.

You may also change your name or address when you vote. Please bring two pieces of ID (identification document)  when you go to your designated voting place. We encourage you to double check your designated voting place, as this location may have changed from previous elections. The Where do I vote? search tool will soon be available on this website.

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