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How to vote in the Richmond election

How to vote in the Richmond election

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

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 7 school board trustees.

Who are you voting for?

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

John Roston
RITE
Malcolm Brodie
Independent
Wei Ping Chen
Independent

Your pick for Richmond Mayor (up to 1)

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#1

Council

Jack Trovato
RCA
Mark Lee
RCA
Keefer Pelech
RCA
Carol Day
RITE
Jerome Dickey
RITE
Michael Wolfe
RITE
Laura Gillanders
RITE
Fipe Wong
RCA
Andy Hobbs
United
Eric Yung
United
Melissa Zhang
United
Kash Heed
RISE
Derek Dang
RISE
Chak Au
RCC
Sheldon Starrett
RCC
Alexa Loo
ONE
Evan Dunfee
Independent
Bill McNulty
ONE
Adil Awan
Independent
Chai Chung
Independent
Mohamud Ali A Farah
Independent
Bill Han
Independent
Sunny Ho
Independent
Rahim Othman
RCC
Dennis Page
Independent
Jasmine Piao
Independent
Elsa Wong
Independent

Your picks for Richmond Council (up to 8)

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

School Board

Donna Sargent
United
Ken Hamaguchi
REP
Debbie Tablotney
REP
Heather Larson
REP
Chris Dinnell
REP
David Yang
REP
Andrew Scallion
REP
Alice Wong
RCC
Linda Li
RCC
Rachel Ling
RCC
Rod Belleza
RCC
Dean Billings
Independent
Richard Lee
Independent
Rajan Paul
Independent
Kay Hale
Independent

Your picks for Richmond School Board (up to 7)

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

When and where will you vote?

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

At advance polls

Oct 1, Oct 5, Oct 6, Oct 7, Oct 8
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You can vote on any of these days:

Sat, Oct 1, 8am - 8pm

Richmond City Hall
6911 No. 3 Road
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Wed, Oct 5, 8am - 8pm

Richmond City Hall
6911 No. 3 Road
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Thu, Oct 6, 8am - 8pm

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
8771 Lansdowne Road
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Richmond City Hall
6911 No. 3 Road
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Fri, Oct 7, 8am - 8pm

Richmond City Hall
6911 No. 3 Road
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Sat, Oct 8, 8am - 8pm

Burnett Secondary School
5011 Granville Avenue
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Cambie Secondary School
4151 Jacombs Road
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McMath Secondary School
4251 Garry Street
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McRoberts Secondary School
8980 Williams Road
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Richmond City Hall
6911 No. 3 Road
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On election day, Oct 15

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When: October 15, from 8am to 8pm

Are your friends voting?

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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

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're registered to vote at your current Richmond address, you can instead bring 2 pieces of ID that together show your name and current address.

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 issued by ICBC
  • BC Services card (includes both non-photo BC Services card or photo BC Services card)
  • Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence issued by ICBC
  • BC CareCard or BC Gold CareCard
  • Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Request for Continued Assistance Form SDES8 (“Monthly Form EA181”)
  • Social Insurance Number card
  • Canadian Citizenship card
  • Property tax notice
  • Credit card or debit card
  • Utility bill (including electricity, natural gas, water, telephone services, cable services)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Canadian Passport
  • A Certificate of Indian Status
  • Old Age Security Identification card
  • Canadian Forces Photo ID

Your pick for Richmond Mayor

John Roston Richmond Independent Team of Electors
Malcolm Brodie
Wei Ping Chen

Your picks for Richmond Council

Jack Trovato Richmond Citizens' Association
Mark Lee Richmond Citizens' Association
Keefer Pelech Richmond Citizens' Association
Carol Day Richmond Independent Team of Electors
Jerome Dickey Richmond Independent Team of Electors
Michael Wolfe Richmond Independent Team of Electors
Laura Gillanders Richmond Independent Team of Electors
Fipe Wong Richmond Citizens' Association
Andy Hobbs Richmond United
Eric Yung Richmond United
Melissa Zhang Richmond United
Kash Heed Richmond RISE
Derek Dang Richmond RISE
Chak Au Richmond Community Coalition
Sheldon Starrett Richmond Community Coalition
Alexa Loo ONE Richmond
Evan Dunfee
Bill McNulty ONE Richmond
Adil Awan
Chai Chung
Mohamud Ali A Farah
Bill Han
Sunny Ho
Rahim Othman Richmond Community Coalition
Dennis Page
Jasmine Piao
Elsa Wong

Your picks for Richmond School Board

Donna Sargent Richmond United
Ken Hamaguchi Richmond Education Party
Debbie Tablotney Richmond Education Party
Heather Larson Richmond Education Party
Chris Dinnell Richmond Education Party
David Yang Richmond Education Party
Andrew Scallion Richmond Education Party
Alice Wong Richmond Community Coalition
Linda Li Richmond Community Coalition
Rachel Ling Richmond Community Coalition
Rod Belleza Richmond Community Coalition
Dean Billings
Richard Lee
Rajan Paul
Kay Hale

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