The next Local Government Election will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018.
The citizens of Pitt Meadows will elect one Mayor, six Councillors, and two School Trustees (for School District No. 42). Those elected will serve a 4-year term commencing November 2018 and ending October 2022.
Who's running and for what position?
View the nomination packages found on Candidate Information page.
Where can I vote?
Qualified electors may vote at either of the following polling locations on Election Day from 8:00am to 8:00pm:
- Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre – 12027 Harris Road
(located behind the Pitt Meadows City Hall)
- Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall – 12460 Harris Road
(located in Harris Road Park)
All Candidates Meetings
The All Candidates Meetings typically take place during the campaign period (September 22 - October 20, 2018). The City does not host the "All Candidates Meetings"; however, for the convenience of our voters we will post dates, times, locations, and contact information below.
|Date||Time||Location||For Information / Register||Video|
|Monday, October 1||7:00pm - 9:00pm||Pitt Meadows Seniors Activity Centre|
19065 119B Ave
Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 0E6
|Ridge Meadows Chamber of Commerce||Watch|
|Monday, October 15|
7:00pm - 9:30pm
(Doors open @ 6:30pm)
Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre
|Committee for Community Involvement - Pitt Meadows|
You can vote in a local government (municipal and school trustee) election if you:
- Are 18 years of age or older at the time of voting - general voting day (October 20, 2018)
- Are a Canadian citizen (Note: landed immigrants/permanent residents are not eligible to vote)
- Have lived in B.C. for at least six months immediately before voting- for general voting day (April 19, 2018)
- Have lived in Pitt Meadows for at least thirty days immediately before voting – for general voting day (September 19, 2018)
- Are not disqualified by law from voting (i.e. have been convicted and sentenced for an indictable offence and are in custody; have been found guilty of an election offense such as vote-buying or intimidation; do not otherwise meet voter eligibility requirements)
Pitt Meadow 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 Pitt Meadows for 30 days or more before you register to vote.
Note: There are specific rules related to the non-elector property owner’s right to vote. For example:
- If you own property with someone else, only one non-resident property owner may vote.
- If two or more non-resident property owners own a single piece of property,
- the majority of owners must designate one owner as the non-resident property elector for that property. This must be done in writing using Form 2-8 (Non-Resident Property Elector Consent Form). This form is available from the Chief Election Officer.
- If you own property along with a corporation, then none of the owners of the property are eligible to vote.
To discuss further details regarding this type of vote, please contact Chief Election Officer, Tina Penney, at City Hall
If you live in one jurisdiction and attend school in a different one, you can only vote in one jurisdiction. If you live away to attend an educational institution, you may choose to vote either where you attend school or your usual place of residence, but not both.
Provincial legislation prescribes that if a person is registered on the voters list, there are no identification requirements at the time of voting, although a solemn declaration must be made by the elector prior to receiving a ballot to ensure that they are the person named on the voters list. Staff have been trained to ask, however, if you provide identification this will speed the process in providing you the ballot.
Eligible voters can register or update their information when they vote. If a person is not already registered on the voters’ list and they are eligible to vote, they must present at least two (2) identification documents that provide evidence of identity and place of residence. At least one of these documents must contain the person’s signature. If you do not have identification that shows your residential address, then you will need to make a solemn declaration as to your place of residence.
Forms of accepted identification include:
- Canadian Passport
- BC Drivers Licence
- Certificate of Vehicle Insurance
- BC Identification Card
- Credit or Debit Cards
- Birth Certificate
- Canadian Citizenship Card
- BC Care Card
- Social Insurance Card
- Property Tax Notice or Utility Bill
If you do not know if you’re registered to vote or if your information is up-to-date, please contact Elections BC Voter Services at 1-800-661-8683 to confirm. Since the City uses the provincial voters list in creating the City of Pitt Meadows' local government list for registered electors, Elections BC will be able to assist.
Eligible electors may vote by mail if they:
- have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity, OR
- expect to be absent from the City of Pitt Meadows on general voting day (October 20, 2018, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.), and at the times of all advance voting opportunities (October 10 and 12th, 8a.m. to 8 a.m.).
Electors voting by mail ballot must register with the Chief Election Officer. Once this is done, even if your circumstances have changed, you cannot vote at a voting place. Registration for voting by mail will begin in July.
The formal declaration of Candidates will take place on September 14, 2018. Prior to this, Candidates may announce themselves as running for office. Although City Hall does not provide a profile of Candidates, you likely will be able to locate such information on the internet, through social media, and/or hard copies throughout the community. The authority for campaigning is the responsibility of the candidate and not that of the City. The City does however assist by means of advertising the date, time and location of all candidate meetings as organized by various groups such as the Chamber of Commerce, and others.
Advance Polls – Voters can vote before General Election Day at Advance Polls held on Oct 1, 3, 10, 12; from 8:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m. at City Hall.
Mail Ballot Voting – Available to anyone who cannot attend other voting opportunities due to physical disabilities and/or is not available during Advance Polls and General Election Day may vote by Mail Ballot. To take advantage of Mail Ballot Voting, voters must register in person, by phone or by third party pre-registration. If the voter pre-registers in person during regular city hall business hours, the ballot will be provided to them immediately and they can opt to mail in or vote on the spot and provide to staff for counting on Election Day.
Curb-side Voting – Voters who can get to the voting place but are unable to come inside the voting place can request election staff come to the curbside to allow the voter to vote.
Hospital Voting – Voters who are patients of Ridge Meadows Hospital may call election staff by 11:00 a.m. on Election Day and a mobile poll will attend the hospital to attend to your voting needs (Please note, this is for hospital residents/staff who are eligible voters only).
Wesbrooke Retirement Home – A mobile poll will attend the seniors care facility on Election Day for seniors who are residents to vote. (Please note this is for eligible voters who are residents at this seniors’ care facility only, not for general voting.)