Victoria Votes TODAY: Saturday, October 15


Election Results - Updates

Election results will be updated and available here as they come in after general voting places close at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 15 and ballot counting begins.

Victoria Votes 2022

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

Where to Vote

Eligible voters in Victoria can 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 will be available at the Central Middle School voting place. For a map of each voting place, click here and go to "Voting Places". 

The special election edition of the Connect newsletter [PDF - 278 KB] has a helpful map of the 13 voting places and a list of acceptable ID to bring to vote. Translated materials are available in six languages here

Free Transit

BC Transit is providing 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]

Accessible Voting

Each voting place will be wheelchair accessible. Curbside voting spaces are for those who have accessibility needs and cannot access a voting location. Election staff will come out to assist you in voting.

Assistance is available to voters who are unable to mark their ballot because of a physical disability or difficultry with reading or writing. Voters needing assistance to mark their ballot may bring another person who will be required to sign a declaration, or may ask an Election Official for assistance. 

Vote by Mail

You may request a mail ballot package up to and including on General Voting Day on Saturday, October 15 by filling out an online form or calling 250.361.0571. You will need to come to City Hall to pick up your mail ballot package.

How to Return Your Completed Mail Ballot

After October 6, voters have two options to return their completed mail ballots in person:

  • to the drop box located outside the Pandora Avenue entrance of City Hall
  • or before 8 p.m. at one of the 13 voting places on General Voting Day
    (Note: You do not need to stand in line to drop off your mail ballot at a voting place. Go to the front of the line and ask to speak with the Election Ambassador to drop off your mail ballot.)

All mail ballots must be received by the City of Victoria before 8 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Saturday, October 15 to be counted.                                                                                                                           

Who Can Vote? 

To be eligible to vote in the City of Victoria's 2022 Local Government Election, you must be 18 years or older on voting day, be a Canadian citizen, a resident of British Columbia for at least six months, a resident of the City of Victoria or a registered owner of property in Victoria for at least 30 days prior to voting day.

If you own property in Victoria but live elsewhere, you are eligible to vote as a non-resident property elector – as long as you own the property as an individual, not as a corporation. Learn more.

What to Bring to Vote

  • You do not need a Voting Card to vote. 
  • You can register to vote at a voting place by bringing 2 pieces of ID. (One piece of ID must include your signature.)
  • If you received a Voting Card in the mail, bring it with you to vote in addition to one piece of ID with your signature. It will help speed up the voting process. 
  • Find out what ID to bring with you to vote

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 provides 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. 

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.

The Victoria Votes app is now available for download at the App Store and Google Play

For More Information

Learn more about the City of Victoria 2022 Local Government Election