How it all Works

Municipal elections happen every four years. In Whistler, there is one Mayor and 6 Councillors.

Voters elect the positions by completing the ballot with up to six votes. Voters choose whether they want to pick just one candidate that they really believe in, or as many as they think are great for the job. It is not a ranking, so pick all of the people that you want, but don’t feel obliged to pick 6.


A BC municipal election ballot

On voting day, please remember to bring 2 pieces of ID (at least one with a signature) to prove both identity and place of residence. Accepted ID includes:

  • BC Drivers Licence
  • BC Identification Card
  • BC CareCard
  • Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • Citizenship Card
  • Property Tax Notice
  • Credit card or debit card
  • Utility bill
  • Valid Canadian Passport

Your vote counts. Whistler has 10,000 residents, many of whom are not Canadian. We have a little more than 7,000 eligible voters, and generally a 30% -50% voter turnout. If you and 3 friends show up to vote, your say can have a serious impact!




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