Next Election: October 20, 2018
Every four years, Port Coquitlam voters go to the polls to elect a mayor, six councillors and two school trustees.
It’s important to vote. City councils and school boards make decisions every day that affect our property taxes, development in our community, the City services we use and our children’s school.
Nomination of candidates for the 2018 local election will take place from Sept. 4, 9 am to Sept. 14, 4 pm.
Nomination forms can be downloaded below or picked up at the Corporate Office (see bottom of page).
* There are quite a few pages to print out – paper copies already completed are available at the Election Office at City Hall.
Who May Run
You may run for local government office if you:
- are a Canadian citizen
- are at least 18 years old on election day
- have lived in BC for at least the last 6 months
- have not been disqualified from voting in a BC local election
You do not have to live in the jurisdiction in which you are running for office.
Term of Office
If you are elected to local office, you will be expected to serve a four-year term. This term will officially begin on November 6, 2018 (Inaugural Meeting) and end in October 2022.
Please be aware that holding office can be time consuming. In addition to attending regular meetings – usually one evening per week for City Council – you may be asked to sit on special committees, boards or commissions that also require significant time.
Before filling out your nomination papers, you are encouraged to attend a Council Meeting or Committee Meeting and/or talk to someone currently in office to get a feel for council proceedings and find out about the commitment.
2018 Candidate Profiles
Click here for candidates who have filed nomination papers with the City.
Employment Application for Election Work
Thank you for your interest in working the 2018 Local Government Election however, all positions have now been filled.
Where do I vote?
- Wed Oct 10 | 8 am – 8 pm – The Outlet (access off McAllister Street or Leigh Square) #110 – 2248 Leigh Square
- Wed Oct 17 | 8 am – 8 pm – The Outlet (access off McAllister Street or Leigh Square) #110 – 2248 Leigh Square
Oct 20, 2018, you may vote at ONE of the following stations between 8 am to 8 pm:
- Blakeburn Elementary School, (1040 Riverside Drive)
- Castle Park Elementary School, (1144 Confederation Drive)
- Cedar Drive Elementary School, (3150 Cedar Drive)
- Central Elementary School, (2260 Central Avenue)
- Irvine Elementary School, (3862 Wellington Street)
- Kilmer Elementary School, (1575 Knappen Street)
- Kwayhquitlam Middle School, (3280 Flint Street)
- Westwood Elementary School, (3610 Hastings Street)
- The Outlet, (#110 – 2248 Leigh Square)
What Should I Bring?
If you are already registered to vote, bring one piece of ID to the polling station. If you are not registered or are not sure, bring two pieces of ID, one of which must have a signature.
Blakeburn Elementary School
This is Blackburn School
For more information: http://www.sd43.bc.ca/school/blakeburn/Pages/default.aspx
Castle Park Elementary School
Cedar Drive Elementary School
Central Elementary School
Irvine Elementary School
Kilmer Elementary School
Kwayhquitlam Middle School
Westwood Elementary School
Are you eligible to vote?
You may vote in a BC local election as a resident elector if you:
- Are 18 years of age or more on election day
- A Canadian citizen
- A resident of BC for at least six months immediately before the day you register to vote
- A resident of Port Coquitlam for 30 days or more before you register to vote
Carolyn Deakin, Chief Election Officer
Location and Mailing Address
Second Floor, City Hall,
2580 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 2A8
Business Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)