City of Vancouver announces official results for 2018 election

    Kennedy Stewart

    Vancouver: On Wednesday, the City of Vancouver’s Chief Election Officer has declared the candidates elected with the highest vote totals in the October 20, Vancouver city election. The election verification process is complete.

    Those elected will serve for a four-year term until the next Vancouver city election in 2022.

    Voter turnout was 39.36%: 176,450 of the 448,332 registered voters in the City of Vancouver.

    Official elected candidates 

    Office of the Mayor (1 elected)

    Candidate Votes
    Stewart, Kennedy 49,705

    Office of Councillor (10 elected) 

    Candidate Votes
    Carr, Adriane 69,730
    Fry, Pete 61,806
    De Genova, Melissa 53,251
    Swanson, Jean 48,865
    Hardwick, Colleen 47,747
    Wiebe, Michael 45,593
    Boyle, Christine 45,455
    Dominato, Lisa 44,689
    Bligh, Rebecca 44,053
    Kirby-Yung, Sarah 43,581

    Office of Park Board Commissioner (7 elected)

    Candidate Votes
    Mackinnon, Stuart 73,549
    Demers, Dave 73,167
    Dumont, Camil 65,303
    Coupar, John 49,768
    Barker, Tricia 48,786
    Giesbrecht, Gwen 48,404
    Irwin, John 46,287

    Office of School Trustee (9 elected)

    Candidate Votes
    Fraser, Janet 75,100
    Gonzalez, Estrellita 58,409
    Reddy, Jennifer 52,757
    Hanson, Oliver 49,932
    Ballantyne, Fraser 49,793
    Cho, Carmen 49,541
    Chan-Pedley, Lois 48,409
    Parrott, Barb 48,189
    Wong, Allan 47,301


    Capital Plan borrowing questions

    Vancouver voters also voted on three capital plan borrowing questions, which will provide infrastructure funding from 2019 to 2022. The official results are below.

    Question Yes votes No votes
    Question 1: Transportation and technology 118,344 40,178
    Question 2: Capital maintenance and renovation programs for existing community facilities, civic facilities, and parks 121,453 36,843
    Question 3: Replacement of existing community facilities and civic facilities 108,545 49,388

    The verification process

    The 2018 city election had a large number of candidates (158), resulting in a longer than usual ballot which caused paper jams in the vote counting machines at some locations. The election verification process this year included recounting approximately 57,156 ballots from 50 voting places. These voting places were selected based on:

    • Whether the voting place experienced a delay on voting day
    • The number of ballots that jammed in the machines
    • Whether there were discrepancies in the records kept by the Presiding Election Officials

    As a result of this significant review, there are minor vote changes from the preliminary results for many candidates, but the final results do not change the final election standing.

    The full vote counts are now available. Results by voting place will be available on the website within the next few weeks. A full download of election data will be available later in the fall, in the open data section of the City website.