Local Government Election
Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Declaration of Official Election Results
Read the Declaration of Official Election Results [PDF - 135 KB] for the City of Victoria.
Preliminary Election Results
The preliminary results for the City of Victoria’s 2022 Local Government Election have been tabulated from 13 voting places, advance voting opportunities and mail ballots.
The results are:
Councillors: (in alphabetical order)
COLEMAN, Christopher Mark
CRD Directors: (in alphabetical order)
COLEMAN, Christopher Mark
Total voter turnout in the City of Victoria was 27,452 or 37.98% of registered voters.
- 2022 City of Victoria Preliminary Results Election Summary Report [PDF - 283 KB]
- 2022 City of Victoria Preliminary Results Statement of Votes Cast [PDF - 521 KB]
The term of office is four years, which commenced on Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 10 a.m. when the new Council was inaugurated. Read the Inaugural Council Meeting Agenda and watch the archived webcast.
Victoria Votes 2022 Kids Colouring Contest
For the month of December, children's artwork will deck the halls at Victoria City Hall.
Over 70 colouring sheets were submitted to the Victoria Votes 2022 Kids Colouring Contest.
Kids 12 and under were invited to enter the Colouring Contest, which was held as part of the City of Victoria's Local Government Election. The contest closed on November 25.
The community is invited to visit City Hall to check out the amazing artwork on display in both foyers on the main floor of City Hall. The artwork submissions [PDF - 7 MB] can also be viewed online.
Thank you to all those who participated!
Mayor for the Day
Three participants will be selected at random to serve as "Mayor for the Day" in early 2023 to learn more about how their local government works and enjoy a complimentary pizza lunch with Mayor Marianne Alto. The selected participants will be notified in January.
Victoria Votes 2022: What You Need to Know
On Saturday, October 15, 2022, voters in the City of Victoria voted to elect for a four-year term:
- 1 Mayor
- 8 Councillors
- 9 School Trustees (School District 61)
- 3 CRD Directors*
*Victoria City Council was seeking the electors’ opinion as to which three successful Councillor candidates should be appointed by Victoria City Council to serve a four-year term on the Capital Regional District (CRD) Board. Voters may vote for up to three Councillor Candidates from the 18 who chose to run for the CRD Board.
Where to Vote
Eligible voters in Victoria could vote at ANY one of the following locations on General Voting Day, Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.:
- Central Baptist Church - 833 Pandora Avenue
- Central Middle School - 1280 Fort Street **
- Cook Street Village Activity Centre - 380 Cook Street
- George Jay Elementary School - 1118 Princess Avenue
- Glenlyon Norfolk School - 781 Richmond Avenue
- James Bay Community School -140 Oswego Street
- James Bay New Horizons Centre -234 Menzies Street
- Margaret Jenkins Elementary School - 1824 Fairfield Road
- Oaklands Elementary School - 2827 Belmont Avenue
- Quadra Elementary School - 3031 Quadra Street
- Sir James Douglas Elementary School - 401 Moss Street
- SJ Burnside Education Centre - 498 Cecelia Road
- Victoria West Elementary School - 750 Front Street
** An accessible voting machine was available at the Central Middle School voting place. For a map of each voting place, click here and go to "Voting Places".
BC Transit provided free rides in Victoria on General Voting Day (Saturday, October 15) to make it easier to vote. View the list of Victoria voting places and transit routes [PDF - 79 KB].
Find out what you need to know to vote in this special election edition of the Connect newsletter. It includes a map of the 13 voting places on General Voting Day. The newsletter was mailed to Victoria residents in September.
The Connect newsletter has been translated into these languages:
- Arabic [PDF - 212 KB]
- Chinese-Simplified [PDF - 432 KB]
- Chinese-Traditional [PDF - 391 KB]
- French [PDF - 169 KB]
- Punjabi [PDF - 212 KB]
- Tagalog [PDF - 144 KB]
There are many ways to vote. Watch this helpful video to learn more.
Candidate Profile Guide
To assist voters in finding information about candidates and to make informed choices in Victoria’s 2022 Local Government Election, the City provided an online Candidate Profile Guide [PDF - 6 MB]. Here is the accessible version [DOCX - 63 KB].
All candidates were given the opportunity to submit a brief candidate profile (up to 150 words) and photo to let voters know about themselves and their platforms.
(NOTE: The profile statements submitted and any materials referenced, such as candidates’ social media and websites, have not been reviewed or edited by the City of Victoria.
The views and opinions expressed in the profile statement and reference materials for each candidate are those of the candidate and do not reflect the views or opinions of, nor are they endorsed by, the City of Victoria.)
Victoria Votes App
The free Victoria Votes app puts all the important election information in the palm of your hand. The app includes candidate profiles and photos, information on advance voting opportunities, General Voting Day locations, the ability to check to see if you’re on the Voters List, how to register to vote at a voting place and the ID to bring with you.
You will also get automatic reminders for General Voting Day.
Request a Mail Ballot
Anyone eligible to vote may request a mail ballot by filling out an online request form. You can also request a mail ballot by calling 250.361.0571.
NOTE: Mail ballot packages are available for pick up at City Hall. Mail ballot packages will no longer be mailed out. The deadline to mail them out was October 6, 2022.
After Thursday, October 6, do not put your mail ballot in the mail. You can drop off your mail ballot to:
- the drop box located outside the Pandora Avenue entrance of Victoria City Hall
- any of the 13 voting places on General Voting Day (NOTE: You do not need to stand in line to drop off a mail ballot. Go to the front of the line and ask to speak to an Election Ambassador to drop off your mail ballot.)
- any of the five advance voting opportunities
The City of Victoria must receive your mail ballot by 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 15 in order to be counted.
- Declaration of Official Election Results [PDF - 135 KB]
- Declaration of Election by Voting [PDF - 167 KB]
- City of Victoria Declaration of Candidates [PDF - 140 KB]
- School District 61 Declaration of Candidates [PDF - 1 MB]
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