Local Government Election

Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

On Saturday, October 15, 2022, voters in the City of Victoria will vote to elect for a four-year term:

  • 1 Mayor
  • 8 Councillors
  • 9 School Trustees (School District 61)
  • 3 CRD Directors

Information for Candidates

Nomination packages for Mayor and Council are now available. Learn more.

The period to file nomination documents at City Hall is from 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 until 4 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2022.

Who Can Vote?

To vote in the City of Victoria election, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older on General Voting Day for the election
  • Be a Canadian Citizen
  • Be a resident of British Columbia for at least six months before the day of registration
  • Be a resident of the City of Victoria, or
  • Be a qualified property elector (non-resident property owner)
  • Not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment

New for 2022 

  • New residents no longer need to reside in the City of Victoria for at least 30 days to register to vote.
  • If you are 16 or 17 years old, you can pre-register by adding your name to the Future Voters List
  • Elector organizations must register with Elections BC and there are some new rules for candidates. Learn more.

Election Work Opportunities 

Interested in working the 2022 Victoria Election? We're hiring 300 people for a variety of roles on advance voting days and on election day. Learn more!

More Information

Have questions? Email elections@victoria.ca