Elections

The general local election will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The citizens of Coquitlam elected one (1) mayor, eight (8) councillors and four (4) school trustees (for School District No. 43). The City of Coquitlam holds elections in accordance with the Local Government Act, the Community Charter and the School Act.

Recent changes to the Local Government Act have increased the local government term of office to 4 years following the 2014 Election. Those elected will serve a four year term commencing December 2014 and ending November 2018.

The next general local election will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

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Voter Eligibility

To qualify as a resident elector, a person must meet all of the following requirements at the time of voting:  
• age 18 or older on or before General Voting Day; and
• a Canadian citizen; and
• a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
• a resident of the City of Coquitlam for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
• not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any enactment from voting in an election, or otherwise disqualified by law.

ID Requirements
Bring at least two (2) documents that provide proof of identity and place of residence. At least one of the documents must contain your signature.  

Acceptable identification includes:
• BC Identification Card
• BC Care Card
• Social Insurance Card
• Canadian Citizenship Card
• Utility Bill (phone, hydro, gas etc.)
• Property Tax Notice
• Credit Card or Debit Card
• Vehicle insurance documents issued by ICBC
• Passport

To qualify as a non-resident property elector, a person must meet all of the following requirements at the time of voting:
• age 18 or older on or before General Voting Day; and
• a Canadian citizen; and
• a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and 
• a registered owner of real property in the City of Coquitlam for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
• not entitled to register as a resident elector; and 
• not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any enactment from voting in an election, or otherwise disqualified by law.

The following special conditions determining eligibility apply to persons wishing to register as a non-resident property elector:
• Only one person may vote per property.  If several non-residents own a single piece of property, the owners must select one of the owners to vote.  
• Written consent from the majority of those property owners not voting MUST be submitted to the Chief Election Officer.
• A current title search is required as proof satisfactory that the applicant is entitled to register.
• A non-resident property elector must obtain a non-resident property elector certificate in order to be eligible to vote.

 

Information for Prospective Candidates

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Elections BC

Toll-Free: 1-855-952-0280
Email: lecf@elections.bc.ca
Website: elections.bc.ca

Contact Us

Phone: 604-927-3025
Fax: 604-927-3015
Email: electioninfo@coquitlam.ca 

Coquitlam City Hall
c/o City Clerk's Office
3000 Guildford Way
Coquitlam, BC V3B 7N2