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)
Office of Councillor (10 elected)
|De Genova, Melissa||53,251|
Office of Park Board Commissioner (7 elected)
Office of School Trustee (9 elected)
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.