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

How to vote in the Victoria election

How to vote in the Victoria election

We'll walk you through the who, how, what, and when, and help you make a plan to vote.
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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.

Greater Victoria School Board

The Greater Victoria School Board makes decisions to do with schools, like where resources will be spent, creating new programmes, and school policies. You elect 9 school board trustees.

Who are you voting for?

We'll help you decide with 3 easy steps!
Hey, we know Victoria'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

Marianne Alto
Independent
Stephen Andrew
Independent
Lyall Atkinson
Independent
Rafael Fuentes
Independent
Rod Graham
Independent
David Johnston
Independent
Brendan Marshall
Independent
Michelle J Wiboltt
Independent

Your pick for Victoria Mayor (up to 1)

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

Council

Dave Thompson
Independent
Matt Dell
Independent
Jeremy Caradonna
Independent
Jordan Quitzau
Independent
Krista Loughton
Independent
Janice Williams
Independent
Stephen Hammond
Independent
Marg Gardiner
Independent
Julia Alvarez
VIVA
Gary Beyer
Independent
Tom Braybrook
Independent
Michael Cameron
Independent
Christopher Mark Coleman
Independent
Rob Duncan
Independent
Jalal Elarid
Independent
Riga Godron
Independent
Christopher Hanna
Independent
James Harasymow
Independent
Ben Isitt
Independent
Sandy Janzen
VIVA
Jason Jones
VIVA
Muller Kalala
VIVA
Susan Kim
Independent
Anna King
Independent
Brian Klassen
Independent
Jeremy Maddock
VIVA
Janice Nightingale
Independent
Steve Orcherton
Independent
Emmanuel Parenteau
VIVA
Derek Pinto
Independent
Khadoni Pitt Chambers
Independent
William Scott
Independent
Brad Sifert
VIVA
Susan Simmons
Independent
Tom Sinclair
Independent
Shea Smith
Independent
Tony Yacowar
Independent

Your picks for Victoria Council (up to 8)

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#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8

Greater Victoria School Board

Salvetina Agba
VIVA
Natalie Baillaut
Independent
Cindy Bedi Ralph
Independent
Esther Callo
Independent
Angela Carmichael
Independent
Sacha Christensen
Independent
Matthew Cook
Independent
Mavis David
Independent
Nicole Duncan
Independent
Jennifer Foster
Independent
Derek Gagnon
Independent
Daphna Gelbart
Independent
Leslie-Anne Goodall
VIVA
Karin Kwan
Independent
J. Charles Lamb
Independent
Piers MacDonald
Independent
Emily Mahbobi
Independent
Diane McNally
Independent
Kyle McStravick
Independent
Janice Novotill
VIVA
Rob Paynter
Independent
Roberta Solvey
VIVA
Tyson Strandlund
Independent
Jordan Watters
Independent
Ann Whiteaker
Independent
Michelle Wiboltt
Independent
Oliver Wu
VIVA
Ali Zahra
Independent
Sasha Zhang
VIVA
Judith Zulu
Independent

Your picks for Greater Victoria School Board (up to 9)

Add candidates from your shortlist above. Your picks stay on your device.
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9

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 7, Oct 11, Oct 12
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You can vote on any of these days:

Wed, Oct 5, 8am - 8pm

Victoria City Hall
1 Centennial Square
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Fri, Oct 7, 9am - 6pm

Our Place
919 Pandora Avenue
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Tue, Oct 11, 8am - 8pm

Victoria City Hall
1 Centennial Square
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Tue, Oct 11, 8am - 4pm

University of Victoria Student Union Building
3800 Finnerty Road
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Wed, Oct 12, 9am - 6pm

Victoria City Hall
1 Centennial Square
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On election day, Oct 15

At 13 locations
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When: October 15, from 8am to 8pm
Central Baptist Church
833 Pandora Avenue
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Central Middle School
1280 Fort Street
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Cook Street Village Activity Centre
380 Cook Street
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George Jay Elementary School
1118 Princess Avenue
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Glenlyon Norfolk School
781 Richmond Avenue
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James Bay Community School
140 Oswego Street
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James Bay New Horizons Centre
234 Menzies Street
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Margaret Jenkins Elementary School
1824 Fairfield Road
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Oaklands Elementary School
2827 Belmont Avenue
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Quadra Elementary School
3031 Quadra Street
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Sir James Douglas Elementary School
401 Moss Street
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SJ Burnside Education Centre
498 Cecelia Road
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Victoria West Elementary School
750 Front Street
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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!

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When

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What to bring

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.

If you are a registered voter, at least one document to prove your identify must include your signature.

Be on the safe side: Bring extra ID if you can.
Examples of acceptable ID
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  • BC Driver’s Licence
  • BC Identification Card
  • Photo BC Services Card
  • Certificate of Indian Status as issued by the Government of Canada
  • Non-photo BC Services Card
  • Student card issued by a post-secondary institution
  • Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence issued by ICBC
  • BC CareCard or BC Gold CareCard
  • Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security Request for Continued Assistance Form SDES8
  • Social Insurance Card
  • Confirmation of Social Insurance Number letter issued by the Government of Canada
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • City of Victoria Property Tax Notice
  • Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits
  • BC Government cheque
  • Income Tax Assessment Notice
  • Canadian Forces Identification
  • Old Age Security Identification Card
  • Canadian Passport
  • Birth Certificate
  • Credit card or debit card or statement
  • Utility bill issued for the supply of electricity, natural gas, water, telephone services or coaxial cable services
  • A completed and signed Solemn Declaration that is witnessed and signed by a Commissioner of Affidavits in Form 12-16

Your pick for Victoria Mayor

Marianne Alto
Stephen Andrew
Lyall Atkinson
Rafael Fuentes
Rod Graham
David Johnston
Brendan Marshall
Michelle J Wiboltt

Your picks for Victoria Council

Dave Thompson
Matt Dell
Jeremy Caradonna
Jordan Quitzau
Krista Loughton
Janice Williams
Stephen Hammond
Marg Gardiner
Julia Alvarez Vancouver Island Voter's Association
Gary Beyer
Tom Braybrook
Michael Cameron
Christopher Mark Coleman
Rob Duncan
Jalal Elarid
Riga Godron
Christopher Hanna
James Harasymow
Ben Isitt
Sandy Janzen Vancouver Island Voter's Association
Jason Jones Vancouver Island Voter's Association
Muller Kalala Vancouver Island Voter's Association
Susan Kim
Anna King
Brian Klassen
Jeremy Maddock Vancouver Island Voter's Association
Janice Nightingale
Steve Orcherton
Emmanuel Parenteau Vancouver Island Voter's Association
Derek Pinto
Khadoni Pitt Chambers
William Scott
Brad Sifert Vancouver Island Voter's Association
Susan Simmons
Tom Sinclair
Shea Smith
Tony Yacowar

Your picks for Greater Victoria School Board

Salvetina Agba Vancouver Island Voter's Association
Natalie Baillaut
Cindy Bedi Ralph
Esther Callo
Angela Carmichael
Sacha Christensen
Matthew Cook
Mavis David
Nicole Duncan
Jennifer Foster
Derek Gagnon
Daphna Gelbart
Leslie-Anne Goodall Vancouver Island Voter's Association
Karin Kwan
J. Charles Lamb
Piers MacDonald
Emily Mahbobi
Diane McNally
Kyle McStravick
Janice Novotill Vancouver Island Voter's Association
Rob Paynter
Roberta Solvey Vancouver Island Voter's Association
Tyson Strandlund
Jordan Watters
Ann Whiteaker
Michelle Wiboltt
Oliver Wu Vancouver Island Voter's Association
Ali Zahra
Sasha Zhang Vancouver Island Voter's Association
Judith Zulu

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