Elections

The general local election will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022. The citizens of Coquitlam elected one mayor, eight councillors and four school trustees (for School District Number 43). The City of Coquitlam holds elections in accordance with the Local Government Act, the Community Charter and the School Act.

The next general local election will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

Election Sign Regulations

View the Election Administration and Procedures Bylaw Number 4504, 2014 (PDF). Please note: This bylaw applies to Federal, Provincial and Municipal elections.

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  1. Voter Eligibility
  2. Previous Election Information

Residents

To qualify as a resident elector, a person must meet all of the following requirements at the time of voting:

  • Age 18 or older on or before General Voting Day
  • A Canadian citizen
  • A resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration
  • A resident of the City of Coquitlam for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration
  • Not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any enactment from voting in an election, or otherwise disqualified by law

Non-Residents

To qualify as a non-resident property elector, a person must meet all of the following requirements at the time of voting:

  • Age 18 or older on or before General Voting Day
  • A Canadian citizen
  • A resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration
  • A registered owner of real property in the City of Coquitlam for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration
  • Not entitled to register as a resident elector
  • Not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any enactment from voting in an election, or otherwise disqualified by law

The following special conditions determining eligibility apply to persons wishing to register as a non-resident property elector:

  • Only one person may vote per property. If several non-residents own a single piece of property, the owners must select one of the owners to vote.
  • Written consent from the majority of those property owners not voting must be submitted to the Chief Election Officer.
  • A current title search is required as proof satisfactory that the applicant is entitled to register
  • It is recommended that a non-resident property elector obtain a non-resident property elector certificate prior to attending the voting place.

ID Requirements

Bring at least two documents that, in combination, provide proof of identity and place of residence. At least one of the documents must contain your signature. Acceptable identification includes:

  • BC Care Card
  • BC Identification Card
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Credit Card or Debit Card
  • Property Tax Notice
  • Social Insurance Card
  • Utility Bill (Phone, Hydro, Gas etc.)
  • Valid Passport
  • Vehicle insurance documents issued by ICBC