This is a page from the 2022 BC Local General Elections.

How to vote in the Surrey election

How to vote in the Surrey election

We'll walk you through the who, how, what, and when, and help you make a plan to vote.
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If you're not already registered, you can still register at the polls.

What are you voting on?

Mayor

The Mayor leads Council, and is the head of municipal government.

They direct municipal officers on behalf of Council, represent Council at ceremonies and in meetings with other organisations, and chair Council meetings as a voting member.

Council

City Council represents the short- and long-term interests of the community. Council votes on bylaws and resolutions on subjects such as:

  • Zoning and building permits (what can be built where)
  • Budgets (how the municipal government spends money it collects)
  • Regulatory matters
  • Municipal services, like the fire department or trash collection
  • Property taxes and other fees

You elect 8 councillors.

School Board

The School Board makes decisions to do with schools, like where resources will be spent, creating new programmes, and school policies. You elect 6 school board trustees.

Who are you voting for?

We'll help you decide with 3 easy steps!
Hey, we know Surrey's candidate list is pretty long. But if you take it bit-by-bit (we'll help you through it!), you can find the candidates who best fit your worldview!

Step 1: Review the candidate profiles

Step 2: Shortlist the candidates you like as you go

Use the Add to shortlist button in the top-right of any profile.
Your shortlist stays on your device. Shortlisting is completely optional!

Step 3: Come back here and choose your picks

We'll show you your shortlist so you can pick who from it you'll vote for.

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Mayor

Gordie Hogg
Surrey First
Jinny Sims
Surrey Forward
Doug McCallum
Safe Surrey
Brenda Locke
Surrey Connect
Sukh Dhaliwal
United Surrey
Kuldip Pelia
Independent
Amrit Birring
People's Council
John Wolanski
Independent

Your pick for Surrey Mayor (up to 1)

Add candidates from your shortlist above. Your picks stay on your device.
#1

Council

Linda Annis
Surrey First
Bilal Cheema
Surrey First
Mary-Em Waddington
Surrey First
Paul J Orazietti
Surrey First
Ajit Mehat
Surrey First
Mike Bose
Surrey First
Sargy Chima
Surrey First
Kulwinder Saini
Surrey First
Julie Tapley
United Surrey
Jasbir S Sandhu
United Surrey
Jeff Bridge
United Surrey
June Liu
Surrey Forward
Ramon Bandong
Surrey Forward
Theresa Pidcock
Surrey Forward
Philip Aguirre
Surrey Forward
Jody Toor
Surrey Forward
Arsh Mander
Surrey Forward
Paramjit S Malhi
Surrey Forward
Allison Patton
Safe Surrey
Mandeep Nagra
Safe Surrey
Laurie Guerra
Safe Surrey
Doug Elford
Safe Surrey
Ramona V Kaptyn
Surrey Connect
Sebastian Sajda
Surrey Connect
Pardeep K Kooner
Surrey Connect
Rochelle Prasad
Surrey Connect
Becky Zhou
United Surrey
Zubeen Sahib
United Surrey
Andy Dhillon
United Surrey
Margarett Lange
United Surrey
Nicole Bennett
United Surrey
Stuart Drysdale
Safe Surrey
Raman Jassar
Safe Surrey
Debra Antifaev
Safe Surrey
John Gibeau
Safe Surrey
Bosco Misquitta
Independent
Gordon G Hepner
Surrey Connect
Harry Bains
Surrey Connect
Joe Kennedy
People's Council
Kam Pawar
Independent
Kristofor W Kinney
Independent
Ming Zheng
Independent
Rob Stutt
Surrey Connect
Tejnoor Cheema
People's Council
Wil Kwok
Surrey Connect
Ben Arcand
Independent
Shweta Bassi
People's Council
Narima Dela Cruz
Independent
Nav Dhanoya
Independent
Rina Gill
Independent
Sam Kofalt
People's Council
Manjeet S Sahota
Independent
Preet Sandhu
Independent
Kultar Singh
People's Council
Steven Pettigrew
Independent
Kiran K Hundal
People's Council

Your picks for Surrey Council (up to 8)

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#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
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#7
#8

School Board

Roxanne Charles
Team
Maryann Pyne
Team
Tony Rebelo
Team
Balbir Gurm
Team
Bobbi Taylor
Team
Dupinder K Saran
ParentsVoice
Terry Allen
First Education
Bob Holmes
First Education
Laurie Larsen
First Education
Garry Thind
First Education
Gary Tymoschuk
First Education
Shawn Wilson
First Education
Aida Canonigo
Independent
Lisa D Alexis
ParentsVoice
Murali Krishnan
Independent
Nasima Nastoh
ParentsVoice
Sunny Mangat
Independent
Jai P Deo
Independent
Jasbir Narwal
ParentsVoice
Ernie Caranto
Independent

Your picks for Surrey School Board (up to 6)

Add candidates from your shortlist above. Your picks stay on your device.
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6

When and where will you vote?

There are 2 ways left to vote this election. Which will you choose?

At advance polls

Oct 5, Oct 8, Oct 9, Oct 12
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You can vote on any of these days:

Wed, Oct 5, 8am - 8pm

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Sat, Oct 8, 8am - 8pm

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Sun, Oct 9, 8am - 8pm

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Wed, Oct 12, 8am - 8pm

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Where?

Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre
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Cloverdale Recreation Centre
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Guildford Recreation Centre
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Fleetwood Community Centre
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Princess Margaret Secondary
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Semiahmoo Secondary
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On election day, Oct 15

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When: October 15, from 8am to 8pm

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Why we're asking you to spread the word

If we want to keep our democracy, we have to use it, even when what we're voting on is (seemingly) really small and local. Municipal elections have a pitifully low turnout... But you — and the people you know — can change that!

Your plan to vote

How

When

Where

What to bring

Your voter card and 1 piece of acceptable ID.

  • Didn't get your voter card in the mail? You can still vote with ID.
and/or...

2 pieces of ID, proving who you are and where you live:

  • At least 1 piece should have your residential address
  • At least 1 piece should have your signature

If neither piece of ID has your address, you may make a solemn declaration instead.

Be on the safe side: Bring extra ID if you can.
Examples of acceptable ID
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  • British Columbia Driver's Licence
  • BC Identification Card issued by ICBC
  • Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence issued by ICBC
  • Canadian Passport or Citizenship Card issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • Social Insurance Number card issued by the Government of Canada
  • Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security Request for Continued Assistance Form SDES8
  • Secure Certificate of Indian Status (Status Card)
  • Birth certificate
  • BC Services Card or BC CareCard or BC Gold CareCard
  • Debit or credit card issued by a savings institution
  • Property tax notice issued by the City of Surrey
  • Utility bill (for electricity, natural gas, telephone or cable service)

Your pick for Surrey Mayor

Gordie Hogg Surrey First
Jinny Sims Surrey Forward
Doug McCallum Safe Surrey Coalition
Brenda Locke Surrey Connect
Sukh Dhaliwal United Surrey
Kuldip Pelia
Amrit Birring People's Council Surrey
John Wolanski

Your picks for Surrey Council

Linda Annis Surrey First
Bilal Cheema Surrey First
Mary-Em Waddington Surrey First
Paul J Orazietti Surrey First
Ajit Mehat Surrey First
Mike Bose Surrey First
Sargy Chima Surrey First
Kulwinder Saini Surrey First
Julie Tapley United Surrey
Jasbir S Sandhu United Surrey
Jeff Bridge United Surrey
June Liu Surrey Forward
Ramon Bandong Surrey Forward
Theresa Pidcock Surrey Forward
Philip Aguirre Surrey Forward
Jody Toor Surrey Forward
Arsh Mander Surrey Forward
Paramjit S Malhi Surrey Forward
Allison Patton Safe Surrey Coalition
Mandeep Nagra Safe Surrey Coalition
Laurie Guerra Safe Surrey Coalition
Doug Elford Safe Surrey Coalition
Ramona V Kaptyn Surrey Connect
Sebastian Sajda Surrey Connect
Pardeep K Kooner Surrey Connect
Rochelle Prasad Surrey Connect
Becky Zhou United Surrey
Zubeen Sahib United Surrey
Andy Dhillon United Surrey
Margarett Lange United Surrey
Nicole Bennett United Surrey
Stuart Drysdale Safe Surrey Coalition
Raman Jassar Safe Surrey Coalition
Debra Antifaev Safe Surrey Coalition
John Gibeau Safe Surrey Coalition
Bosco Misquitta
Gordon G Hepner Surrey Connect
Harry Bains Surrey Connect
Joe Kennedy People's Council Surrey
Kam Pawar
Kristofor W Kinney
Ming Zheng
Rob Stutt Surrey Connect
Tejnoor Cheema People's Council Surrey
Wil Kwok Surrey Connect
Ben Arcand
Shweta Bassi People's Council Surrey
Narima Dela Cruz
Nav Dhanoya
Rina Gill
Sam Kofalt People's Council Surrey
Manjeet S Sahota
Preet Sandhu
Kultar Singh People's Council Surrey
Steven Pettigrew
Kiran K Hundal People's Council Surrey

Your picks for Surrey School Board

Roxanne Charles Team Surrey Schools
Maryann Pyne Team Surrey Schools
Tony Rebelo Team Surrey Schools
Balbir Gurm Team Surrey Schools
Bobbi Taylor Team Surrey Schools
Dupinder K Saran ParentsVoice BC
Terry Allen Surrey First Education
Bob Holmes Surrey First Education
Laurie Larsen Surrey First Education
Garry Thind Surrey First Education
Gary Tymoschuk Surrey First Education
Shawn Wilson Surrey First Education
Aida Canonigo
Lisa D Alexis ParentsVoice BC
Murali Krishnan
Nasima Nastoh ParentsVoice BC
Sunny Mangat
Jai P Deo
Jasbir Narwal ParentsVoice BC
Ernie Caranto

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