Today is election day. Those living in North Vancouver and West Vancouver will be able to vote for their mayor, alongside deciding who will take the spots for councillors and school trustees, before polls close at 8 p.m. Those chosen will serve a four-year term from November 2022 to October 2026.
Still confused about where, when and how to cast your vote? See below for all the need-to-know details on today's civic election.
For those still looking to do research before heading to the polls, our latest election coverage can be found on our 2022 Civic Election webpage, along with AQ&As with candidates in all three of our North Shore municipalities.
Who can vote?
Those wanting to cast a vote must be a Canadian citizen, be 18 years of age or older on the day of registration or on General Voting Day, and have been a resident of B.C. for at least six months prior to the day of registration.
To vote in the District of West Vancouver, City of North Vancouver, or District of North Vancouver elections, the voter must be a resident in their respective area, and not have been disqualified from voting in a previous election.
Corporations, businesses and permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrants) who have not yet become Canadian citizens are not permitted to vote.
How to register to vote
Whether voting in the city, district or West Van elections, there is opportunity to register at the time of voting.
Not sure if you are already registered to vote? The Election BC's online voter registration system allows you to rcheck if you are already registered to vote, or update your registration details for future voting.
Where can I vote?
For the City of North Vancouver election, electors can vote in person, at Carson Graham Secondary, Ecole Larson Elementary, Memorial Community Recreation Centre, North Shore Neighbourhood House, Queen Mary Elementary, Ridgeway Elementary, Sutherland Secondary, The Pipe Shop, and Westview Elementary.
For the District of North Vancouver, locals can cast their votes between 8 a.m and 8 p.m. in any of 20 voting places located throughout the district on Oct. 15.
For West Vancouver, in-person voting takes place on Oct. 15, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. at Gleneagles Community Centre, Hollyburn Elementary, Irwin Park Elementary, Ridgeview Elementary, Rockridge Secondary, West Bay Elementary, West Vancouver Community Centre, and Westcot Elementary.
Still confused about how and when to vote? North Shore Community Resources and Impact North Shore have created the 2022 North Shore Municipal Voting Guide to assist eligible voters in the District of West Vancouver, District of North Vancouver or the City of North Vancouver.
Mina Kerr-Lazenby is the North Shore News' Indigenous and civic affairs reporter. This reporting beat is made possible by the Local Journalism Initiative.