Learn about what's required for you to vote.

Resident electors

You are eligible to vote in the City of Surrey municipal election if you meet all the following qualifications to vote:

  • 18 years of age or older on election day
  • a Canadian citizen
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months prior to registering to vote
  • a resident of the City of Surrey (no minimum days required)
  • not disqualified by law from voting

Non-resident property electors

If you own property in the City of Surrey but you live elsewhere in BC, you are eligible to vote if you meet all the following qualifications to vote:

  • 18 years of age or older on election day
  • a Canadian citizen
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months prior to registering to vote
  • a registered owner of real property in the City of Surrey for at least 30 days prior to registering to vote
  • an individual not holding the real property in trust for a corporation or any other trust
  • not entitled to register as a resident elector in the City of Surrey
  • not registered as a non-resident property elector in relation to any other parcel of real property in the City of Surrey
  • if there is more than one individual who is the registered owner, only one individual may register and vote in relation to the real property and the person doing so must have received the written consent of the majority of individuals registered as owners of the real property
  • not disqualified by law from voting

Register to vote as a non-resident property elector by completing the application form and the consent form in advance. Proof of ownership of the property is required.

You may also register to vote at advance voting opportunities (October 5, 8, 9 and 12, 2022) or on election day (Saturday, October 15, 2022).