Are you ready to vote in the 2022 Richmond Election?
13 October 2022
The Richmond Elections Office reminds eligible residents to make their mark and have a say in local government by voting in the 2022 Richmond General Local and School Election on Saturday, October 15.
Voters can be prepared and plan their voting experience by reviewing these easy and simple steps:
- Register to vote.
It is not too late to register. Voters can check if they are eligible to vote and if they are already registered by using the online Am I on the Voters List? tool. Voters can register in person when they vote by bringing two pieces of identification that, together, include the voter’s name and residential address. One piece must include the voter’s signature.
- Find out where to vote.
To find out where to vote on General Voting Day (Saturday, October 15), voters can use the online Where Do I Vote? tool. There are 38 voting locations across the city.
- Review the candidates' profiles.
Find out more about who is seeking election or re-election. Candidate profiles are statements written by each candidate and can be viewed at www.richmond.ca/elections or in the Voter’s Guide which was mailed to residents and available at www.richmond.ca/elections.
- Encourage friends and family to vote.
Voting is a cornerstone of democracy and voters are encouraged to share election information with friends and family and even share their experiences on social media using the hashtag #rmdelxn. To respect privacy and the election process, audio/video recordings and photographs are not permitted inside voting locations. However, people can take selfies or other photos outside.
Eligible voters can choose one candidate for Mayor, up to eight candidates for Council and up to seven candidates for School Trustee in Richmond.
- Find out the election results.
Results will tabulated and shared via www.richmond.ca/elections once voting ends at 8:00pm on Saturday, October 15. Follow throughout the evening to find out who Richmond voters have democratically elected to serve as Mayor, Councillors and Trustees.
Vote by Mail Ballot
Voting by mail ballot is still available for all eligible Richmond voters. While ballots can no longer be requested online or returned via Canada Post, voters can pick up a mail ballot at City Hall and return it to a voting location on General Voting Day. For more information on mail ballot voting, visit the City’s website at www.richmond.ca/elections or call the Elections Office at 604-276-4100.
The City strives to ensure that voting locations are accessible for people who use wheelchairs, walkers and mobility scooters. However, some locations are not fully accessible. Curbside voting will be in place at all locations and have signs with clearly marked instructions on what to do when arriving to vote.
Voting instructions at the voting place will be available in French, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Punjabi. Translated versions of the Voter’s Guide are available online in French, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Punjabi. While the ballot is in English only, voters who require language assistance are welcome to bring a family member from their household to translate for them or request assistance from an elections official.
Health and Safety
Since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, elections and by-elections have taken place safely across British Columbia in order to serve the democratic interests of communities. For the 2022 Richmond Election, the safety of voters, candidates, candidate representatives and election staff will continue to be paramount. A detailed Election Communicable Disease Prevention Plan is in place in order to ensure a safe Election.