Voters to choose between 62 candidates in the 2018 Richmond Election
September 14, 2018
A total of 62 candidates will be running for office in the 2018 Richmond Election: 6 for Mayor, 30 for Councillor, and 26 for School Trustee. There are more candidates this year, compared with 52 candidates in the 2014 Richmond Election. All nine incumbent members of City Council, and seven incumbent school board trustees are seeking re-election.
On Saturday, October 20, Richmond voters will elect a Mayor, eight Councillors, and seven School Trustees.
Each candidate was given the option to submit a candidate profile, which includes a photo and a 150-word statement and their contact information.
The candidate profiles are available at richmond.ca/electionservices/candidates, in the 2018 Richmond Election app (available on Android and Apple devices), and in the printed Voter’s Guide that will be sent to all Richmond households starting on the first week of October. The Voter’s Guide will include voting information in addition to the profiles, and will be available at Richmond City Hall, community centres, libraries, and other community service centres. In addition to a version in English, the Guide will be available in languages including French, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Punjabi.
Voters have the opportunity to address candidates at All-Candidates Meetings, organized by community organizations. A list of these meetings are available at richmond.ca/elections or in the Richmond Election app. Community organizations interested in holding an All-Candidates Meeting may contact the candidates directly, and can ask the Richmond Elections Office to list their meeting online by calling 604-276-4100 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the meeting’s date, time, location, candidate participants, and organizer’s information.
Any eligible Richmond voter may vote in advance on October 6, 10, 11, 12, and 13 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Alternatively, voters may vote at their designated voting place on Saturday, October 20 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Voters can find out where their designated voting place is by checking the Richmond Election app, richmond.ca/elections, or their voter card which will be sent out later this month. Finally, mail ballots will be available by request for those who will be away on all voting dates, or for those who have a physical disability, illness, or injury that affects their ability to attend a voting place in person.
Find out about voting eligibility, voting places, voting registration, and more at richmond.ca/elections or in the Richmond Election app.