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This guide will help you find information about federal, provincial and municipal elections and political parties.
Last Updated: Oct 16, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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A by-election was held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 to fill a vacant position on City Council  and for all 9 Vancouver School Board Trustees.

The next  municipal election is Saturday, October 20, 2018.

This guide is designed to help you to find information on a variety of topics related to the current and  past Vancouver elections. Many resources are available at the Central Library (350 West Georgia Street). Please ask the Information staff if you need help.

In regular elections Vancouver voters can vote for the following for four-year terms:


The four major  parties contested the 2018 Vancouver elections are:

Election Results


Recommended Books

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City Making in Paradise: Nine Decisions That Saved Vancouver - Ken Cameron; Mike Harcourt
Call Number: 710.0971 A11H2c
Publication Date: 2007
Looks at important decisions made since the 1940s that have changed Vancouver for the better.

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Future Social - Matthew Soules (Editor)
Call Number: 720.9711 F99s
Publication Date: 2012
a collection of their essays that grapple with the issue of housing the homeless of the Downtown Eastside.

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LD - Mayor Louis Taylor and the Rise of Vancouver - Daniel Francis
Call Number: 320.971 M46L
Publication Date: 2004
Biography of Louis Taylor, the longest-serving mayor in Vancouver's history; he was first elected mayor in 1910, and served off and on until 1934, for a total of eleven years.

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Negotiating Demands -The Politics of Skid Row Policing in Edinburgh, San Francisco, and Vancouver - Laura Huey
Call Number: 324.971 D99L
Publication Date: 2007
Political analysis of the forces that shape police practices in the Downtown Eastside.

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We're trying to get rid of the welfare people CCAP's 2012 hotel survey and housing report - Jean Swanson
Call Number: 362.509711 S97w
Publication Date: 2012
Report concerns the elimination of low income housing in the Downtown Eastside. Also available on the Web.


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