Why Your Vote Matters - Municipal elections in BC are held every four years. The next ones are on October 15, 2022.  At this time when there are so many critical issues to consider - including climate change and resulting forest fires, heat domes, and floods; the illicit drug crisis; and the lack of affordable housing - the municipal elections are important. 

Voting Information

Voters in Vernon can find more information at this website about where, when and how to vote:

Strategic Voting

If you live in the City of Vernon, you will be electing one mayor and six councillors. While you can vote for candidates for all six councillor positions, if there is a smaller number that you actually want elected, you are better advised to vote for only those ones, to avoid diluting your vote. For instance, if there are two candidates you really support, voting for another four candidates you are not that enthusiastic about will reduce the chances of your two favoured candidates being elected.

All-Candidates Forum

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
Saturday, September 24, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Sustainable Environment Network Society (SENS) and Climate Action Now! (CAN!) are hosting a public forum where candidates for mayor and council of the City of Vernon will be asked questions about their position on environmental and climate change issues. The forum can be watched live or later, recorded, on the SENS (Sustainable Environment Network Society) Facebook page ( 

Mayoralty Forum

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
6:30 pm -8:00 pm

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce and the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society are bringing together those individuals seeking to be Vernon’s next mayor. Find our more here, and please join to hear the views of Vernon's Mayoral Candidates.

Election for School District Trustees

If you live in Vernon, you are also eligible to vote for up to four trustees to serve on the Board of Education of School District 22. This vote takes place at the same time as the municipal election. Again, strategic voting is advised for only those candidates you feel strongly about. 

For the trustee candidates’ responses to two questions on addressing climate change at School District 22, please go to:, where information will be posted from Sept 26th onwards.