information for voters

Register to vote now to save time on Election Day

Advance voter registration for the October election can be done through Elections BC. The deadline for advance voter registration is Monday, August 15 (online) or Wednesday, August 17 (by phone at 1-800-661-8683 until 4:30pm). After this date, you can still register at the time of voting if you are eligible to vote and you are not on the BC Provincial List of Voters.

The City of Port Moody uses the Provincial List of Voters as the Register of Resident Electors. If you are on the Provincial List of Voters for Port Moody, you are already registered to vote in the Port Moody General Election.

 Registering as a resident elector
To be eligible to register as a resident elector in Port Moody, you must meet these qualifications at time of voting:
  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • a resident of B.C. for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • a resident of Port Moody; and
  • not be disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.
 What to do if you’re not on the list of registered electors
If you are not on the list of registered electors after the close of advance voter registration on August 17, 2022, you may register at time of voting by completing the required application form available at each voting place.

Residents who are not on the list of registered electors must:

  • present two pieces of valid identification (at least one with a signature) to prove residency and identity; or
  • present two pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) that provides evidence of identity, and make a solemn declaration as to place of residence.

Examples of acceptable identification for registration purposes:

  • BC Driver’s Licence
  • BC Services Card, BC CareCard, or Gold CareCard
  • BCID Card
  • Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence issued by ICBC
  • Social Insurance Number Card
  • Citizenship Card or Certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • Canadian Passport
  • Property tax notice
  • Utility bill
  • Debit or credit card or statement issued by a financial institution
  • Student ID card
  • Government-issue documents such as cheque stub, Pension Plan benefits statement, Old Age Security statement
  • Income Tax Assessment Notice
  • Canadian Forces Identification
 Registering as a non-resident property elector 

If you are not a Port Moody resident but own property in the city, you may be eligible to register as a non-resident property elector. A non-resident property elector must be a registered owner of real property in the City of Port Moody for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration, and meet the following three requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • a resident of B.C. for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration

Non-resident property owners living in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Village of Anmore, and Village of Belcarra are not eligible to vote in the School Trustee race in the City of Port Moody. They are only eligible to vote for the School Trustee candidates running in their jurisdiction of residence.

To register as a non-resident property elector, you must provide:

  • two pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity;
  • satisfactory proof (e.g. current title search) that you are entitled to register in relation to the real property; and
  • if the land title registration of the real property in Port Moody indicates that there is more than one individual who is the registered owner of the real property:
    • only one of these individuals may register as a non-resident property elector on behalf of the property; and
    • written consent from a majority of the other registered owners of the property is required for the above individual to be eligible to vote on behalf of the property.

Pick up an application for registration as a non-resident property elector from either:

  • the Chief Election Officer at City Hall, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody during regular office hours prior to 5pm on Friday, October 14, 2022; or
  • an election official at a voting location during advance or general voting, during voting hours.

Examples of acceptable identification for registration purposes:

  • BC Driver’s Licence
  • BC Services Card, BC CareCard, or Gold CareCard
  • BCID Card
  • Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence issued by ICBC
  • Social Insurance Number Card
  • Citizenship Card or Certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • Canadian Passport
  • Property tax notice
  • Utility bill
  • Debit or credit card or statement issued by a financial institution
  • Student ID card
  • Government-issue documents such as cheque stub, Pension Plan benefits statement, Old Age Security statement
  • Income Tax Assessment Notice
  • Canadian Forces Identification