In the 2022 municipal election, eligible voters will cast their ballot to elect one (1) mayor, six (6) councillors and one (1) school trustee for School District No. 36. To view information on candidates running for election, visit the Candidate page.
Whether you are a new or returning City of White Rock voter, you will find all the information you need for the 2022 municipal election here.
Voters have the choice to vote on:
Saturday, October 15, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at any one of the 3 voting locations (Centennial Arena [14600 North Bluff Road], Kent Street Activity Centre [1475 Kent Street], and the White Rock Community Centre [15154 Russell Ave])
October 5, 6, 11, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., at the White Rock Community Centre (15154 Russell Ave)
You can vote without a voting card.The City of White Rock does not mail out voting cards. Voting is available for all residents at the voting locations.
You can vote in a municipal election if you:
- Are 18 years of age or older on general voting day
- Are a Canadian citizen (Note: landed immigrants are not eligible to vote)
- Have lived in B.C. for at least 6 months immediately before voting day
- Are not disqualified by law from voting
White Rock residents who meet all these requirements can vote.
You may also be eligible to vote as a non-resident property elector if you:
- Are eligible to vote as a resident elector in another municipality, regional district or school district; and
- Own property in the City of White Rock for 30 days or more before you register to vote.
Note: In this circumstance if you own property with someone else, only one non-resident property owner may vote.
Non-Resident Property Owners
If two or more non-resident property owners own a single piece of property, the majority of owners must designate - in writing, using Form 2-8 - Non-Resident Property Elector Consent Form (PDF) - one owner as the non-resident property elector for that property. If you own property along with a corporation, then none of the owners of the property are eligible to vote.
Find Out if You're Registered
The City of White Rock uses the Provincial List of Voters issued by Elections BC. Ensure you are registered by calling
800-661-8683 or check if you are registered online. Registration online will take less than 5 minutes and will save you time on Election Day.
Those wanting to vote by mail may do so by registering with the Chief Election Officer. Please note that if you have registered to vote by mail you are no longer able to vote in person.
Call 604-541-2212 to register for a mail ballot.
In accordance with Provincial legislation if a person is already registered on the Elections B.C. list of voters (voters list), there is no ID requirement at the time of voting, although a solemn declaration must to be made by the elector, prior to receiving a ballot, to ensure that they are the person named on the voters list. Although it is not required to vote staff will ask if you have ID in an effort to help speed up the process during the ballot assignment.
If a person is not already registered on the voters list, and they are eligible to vote, then one of the following ID requirements must be met when registering at the time of voting:
- At least two ID documents must be shown that provide evidence of the person’s identity and place of residence, at least one of which must contain the person’s signature
Forms of Identification Accepted
- British Columbia Care Card or British Columbia Gold Care Card
- British Columbia Drivers Licence
- British Columbia ID Card
- Canadian Citizenship Card
- Canadian Passport
- Certificate of Vehicle Insurance
- Credit Cards or Debit Cards
- Property Tax Notice or Utility Bill
A voter can request assistance in the following situations:
- If a voter has difficulty reading or writing English, they may bring a translator to assist them in the voting process. The translator must complete a solemn declaration of assistance in order to provide translation support.
- If you are unable to enter the voting place, you may ask to receive and mark your ballot at a place located outside the voting place (curbside voting). It will be necessary for you to bring someone with you who can advise the election officials that you need help outside the voting place.
- If you require help with voting, you may ask the Presiding Election Official in charge at the voting place to assist you. You may also bring someone with you to the voting place to help you vote. This person must make a solemn declaration to preserve the secrecy of your ballot, to mark the ballot according to your wishes, and to not attempt to influence how you vote.
Further information may be obtained from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.