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Voter Information

Important Dates

Advance Voting October 6, 10 & 13, 2018
General Election Day October 20, 2018

Curious about voting and registration for the 2018 local government election?

For 2018 Election Forms, visit Resources, Reports, Bylaws & Legislation, or contact the Elections Office at 604-294-7088.


Eligible Burnaby voters will elect:

  • one (1) Mayor;
  • eight (8) City Councillors; and
  • seven (7) School Trustees.

Information about candidates will be available in September. To learn more about your municipal government visit Our City Hall.

Who Can Vote?

Burnaby residents, who are:

  • 18 years or older on Election Day;
  • Canadian citizen;
  • Resident of British Columbia for at least six months before Election Day (April 19, 2018);
  • Resident of Burnaby for at least 30 days before Election Day (September 19, 2018); and
  • Not disqualified from voting by any statute or law.

Non-Resident Property Elector

If you own property in Burnaby, but do not live in the City, you may be eligible to vote in the 2018 Burnaby Local Government Election. More information »

Am I Registered to Vote?

Find out if you are registered to vote in the 2018 Burnaby Local Government Election.

If you are not registered, you may register with Elections BC by August 28, 2018.

Eligible voters will also have an opportunity to register in person on the voting day.

When and Where Can I Vote?

Vote at any designated voting location. In October 2018, eligible voters can cast their ballot on:

Advance Voting Dates: October 6, 10, and 13, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, at six advance voting locations.

Election Day: Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM at any one of the 34 convenient voting locations.

View all voting locations »

Why Should I Vote?

Elected officials make decisions which directly affect your everyday life: from the parks where you play with your family, to the bike paths you use on your daily commute, to the schools where your children learn and the city centres where you shop and socialize. To learn more about your municipal government visit Our City Hall.

Your vote counts in Burnaby, where you live, work, play and learn!

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about voting in the 2018 Local Government Election. Translated versions available in nine languages.

Election Office

L53-4423 Ledger Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 3T2 | Map

Email:   elections@burnaby.ca
Phone:  604-294-7088
Web:     www.burnaby.ca/elections