Richmond Election 2018 happens on Oct. 20

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The 2018 Richmond Election is less than a month away, and we want to make sure you have all the necessary information at your disposal to make an educated vote on General Voting Day, Saturday, Oct. 20. Below is some information that you may find helpful.

Key dates:

Sat, October 6 ·       Advance voting day
Weds, October 10 ·       Advance voting day
Thurs, October 11 ·       Advance voting day
Fri, October 12 ·       Advance voting day
Sat, October 13 (Super Saturday) ·       Advance voting day
Sat, October 20 ·       General Voting Day


  • Find out if you are eligible to vote by clicking here. If you are, and have never voted in the general and local school election before, you can register in person — remember to bring two pieces of identification.
  • Locate your voting place using this online tool. There are 39 designated spots around the city.
  • You may vote if you are a Canadian citizen, at least 18 years old on Oct. 20, 2018, have been a B.C. resident for a minimum of six months, a Richmond resident for a minimum of 30 days, and not legally disqualified.
  • Will you be away on the advance voting days and General Voting Day, or have a prohibitive physical disability, illness and/or injury? Contact the Richmond Elections Office to vote by mail or find out more about accessible voting options.
  • Learn about all the candidates running for mayor, councillor (eight seats) and school trustee (seven seats) on the website, the 2018 Richmond Election app or the official voter’s guide.