Elections

Elections

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 Information

Nomination of candidates for the 2018 local election took place Sept. 4, 9 am to Sept. 14, 4 pm.

Nomination Forms

Nomination forms can be downloaded below or picked up at the Corporate Office (see bottom of page).

Information Package for Prospective Candidates*

Nomination Package for Prospective Candidates*

* 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.

Time Commitment

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 were filled.

Where do I vote?

Advance Polls

  • 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

Election Day

Oct 20, 2018, you may vote at ONE of the following stations between 8 am to 8 pm:

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.

Find Out More

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

Contact

Carolyn Deakin, Chief Election Officer
Tel. 604.927.5212
Email: corporateoffice@portcoquitlam.ca

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)