Eligible voters will be able to vote by mail ballot for the 2022 Richmond Election
07 September 2022
For the 2022 Richmond Election, all eligible voters will be able to request to vote by mail ballot.
Who can request a mail ballot package?
All existing voters and new registrants will be able to request a mail ballot package. The mail ballot package will include instructions on how to complete and return the mail ballot.
New registrants must meet eligibility requirements and will receive a voter registration form (200M) along with their mail ballot package. The voter registration form must be filled in completely. If the form is incomplete, the mail ballot will not be accepted.
Non-resident property electors must contact the Elections Office at 604-276-4100 to obtain a mail ballot package.
How to request a mail ballot package:
Eligible voters may apply for a mail ballot package up to and including General Voting Day on Saturday, October 15, 2022.
To obtain a mail ballot, please visit our website at richmond.ca/elections. Online applications for a mail ballot will be available until 3 p.m. on Friday, October 7. To request a mail ballot after this time, please call 604-276-4100.
Anyone who is unable to submit an online request for a mail ballot package should contact the Mail Ballot Office for assistance at 604-276-4100. Phone lines will be open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
IMPORTANT: Once you have requested a mail ballot package, you CANNOT vote in person at the advance voting opportunities or on General Voting Day.
How to return a mail ballot package:
All completed mail ballots must be received by the Chief Election Officer at Elections Headquarters before the end of voting at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2022 to be counted.
It is strongly recommended that completed ballots be placed in the mail no later than Wednesday, October 5 to ensure delivery by the October 15 deadline. After October 5, completed mail ballots can still be returned:
- to the drop box at Richmond City Hall;
- at an advance voting opportunity; or
- at one of the 38 voting places on General Voting Day.
Mail ballot packages received after 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 15 will not be accepted and the vote cannot be counted.
Note: It is the responsibility of the elector to return the ballot by the deadline noted above.