Election info: Voting in the City of Nanaimo

City of Nanaimo: Where to vote and how to vote for mayor, council and trustees

General voting day across British Columbia is Nov. 15.


Any Canadian citizens who are at least 18 years old may cast their ballots, provided they have lived in B.C. for at least six months and in Nanaimo for at least a month leading up to voting day.

Residents must provide two pieces of identification, at least one bearing a signature, to prove residency. Photo ID is not required. Examples of acceptable identification include a driver’s licence, B.C. ID card, ICBC insurance document, utility bill, property tax notice, social insurance card, care card, debit card or credit card.

General voting day

On Nov. 15, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., voters in the City of Nanaimo may cast their ballots at the following locations: Chase River Elementary School, 1503 Cranberry Ave.; Departure Bay Activity Centre, 1415 Wingrove St.; City of Nanaimo Service and Resource Building, 411 Dunsmuir St.; Frank J. Ney Elementary School, 5301 Williamson Rd.; Georgia Avenue Community School, 625 Georgia Ave.; McGirr Elementary School, 6199 McGirr Rd.; Nanaimo Alliance Church, 1609 Meredith Rd.; Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, 741 Third St.; Oliver Woods Community Centre, 6000 Oliver Rd.; and Wellington Community Hall, 3922 Corruna Ave.

At the Protection Island fire hall, voting will be open Nov. 15 only from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Advance voting

Advance voting is Wednesday (Nov. 5) and Nov. 12 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Bowen Park Activity Centre, 500 Bowen Rd.