Get Ready to Vote for the Civic Election on October 20

Port Coquitlam residents will select a mayor, councillors and school trustees on October 20. Residents have until August 28 to make sure they’re on the Voter’s List or they will have to register at the polls.

Anyone registered as a provincial voter is automatically registered to vote in the civic election.

Port Coquitlam residents who are not sure if they’re on the Voter’s List can confirm by visiting the Corporate Office at Port Coquitlam City Hall (2580 Shaughnessy Street) or by calling 604.927.5229.

Advanced voter registrations will be accepted at City Hall until Aug. 28 or at the polls on Oct. 20 or at the advance polls on Oct. 10 or 17.

Voters must be:

  • a resident of Port Coquitlam or a property owner in Port Coquitlam for at least 30 days before the day of registration,
  • age 18 or older as of October 20, 2018,
  • a Canadian citizen.
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least six months before the day of registration, and
  • not disqualified from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

Please bring two pieces of identification to register, such as a passport or drivers licence and proof of residency (e.g. a phone bill).

Planning to Run for Office?

Those interested in running for Mayor, Councillor or School Trustee can pick up a candidate information package at City Hall (2580 Shaughnessy Street) as of July 27 or download at

Those wanting to learn more are invited to attend a candidate information session on Wednesday, August 15 at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers at City Hall.

Qualifications for Office:

To be nominated, elected and hold office as Mayor, Councillor or School Trustee, you must be:

  • a Canadian citizen,
  • 18 years of age or older on election day (Oct. 20, 2018),
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day you file your nomination papers, and
  • not disqualified by the Local Government Act from voting in a B.C. election or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office.

One mayor, six councillors and two school trustees will be elected to run for a four year term. Cities and school boards are the closest level of government to residents, making decisions that affect property taxes, development in our community, City services and schools.

For more information about the civic election, visit or call 604.927.5212.



Carolyn Deakin, Chief Election Officer
Corporate Office
City of Port Coquitlam
tel.:  604.927.5212