How to vote in Richmond’s election

Advanced voting opened up last weekend and polls are open again on Wednesday through Sunday at select stations, with Richmond’s general voting day set for Saturday, Oct. 20.

“Ultimately, we want voters to have a positive voting experience,” said David Weber, chief election officer in a press release. “Election officials at the voting place are well-trained to administer the voting process impartially, and we hope that Richmond voters will take a few minutes of their day to make their mark in Richmond.” 

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In the 2014 election, only 32.4 per cent of registered voters went to the polls. Here’s what you need to know to cast your ballot:

Firstly, make sure you’re registered to vote. Go to or check out the Richmond Election app to find out. Otherwise, register at the polling station by bringing two pieces of ID that together include the name, address and signature of the voter.

Next, find out where to vote. Check out the “Where do I vote” tool at or check the voter card that was mailed to you if you were registered.

Need more information on candidates? Check out Richmond News’ election coverage, including bios of council, mayoral and trustee candidates. Or view candidates’ stance on key issues.

Remaining advanced voting days and locations (between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.):

Wednesday, October 10:

  • Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road

Thursday, October 11: 

  • Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 8771 Lansdowne Road

Friday, October 12:

  • Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road

Saturday, October 13:

  • Richmond City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road
  • Burnett Secondary School, 5011 Granville Avenue
  • Cambie Secondary School, 4151 Jacombs Road
  • McMath Secondary School, 4251 Garry Street
  • McRoberts Secondary School, 8980 Williams Road

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