To: BC Minister of Housing and Municipal Affairs, and the BC government

Allow Permanent Residents to Vote in Municipal Elections

Allow Permanent Residents to Vote in Municipal Elections

Amend the Vancouver Charter to allow permanent residents to vote in municipal elections

Why is this important?

On April 18th, Vancouver City Council unanimously passed a motion to advocate to the Province of British Columbia to allow permanent residents the right to vote in municipal elections.

Now we need the support of those in the provincial government to amend the Vancouver Charter (1953) to expand voting rights to permanent residents.

With your support, we can show the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Honourable Selina Robinson that the public believes every voice in our community should have a right to participate in democracy. Permanent Residents are valuable, contributing members to society and they deserve to be represented in their local government.

Sign the petition to tell your MLAs and the B.C.’s the Ministry of Housing and Municipal Affairs to allow Permanent Residents the right to vote.


Reasons for signing

  • Love my city :)
  • If you are a permanent resident they should be treated fairly like your a Canadian citizen.
  • As a permanent resident, the person pays taxes, and must respect all Canadian laws at the federal, provincial and municipal levels. Unlike temporary residents - permanent residents also have the Right to live, work or study anywhere in Canada. They fortunately want to and have specifically chosen to live here. Being able to vote locally is a fundamental adjunct to be able to carry out and fulfil those rights.


2018-11-10 02:32:57 -0500

500 signatures reached

2018-11-09 15:10:34 -0500

100 signatures reached

2018-11-09 13:55:12 -0500

50 signatures reached

2018-11-09 13:37:44 -0500

25 signatures reached

2018-11-09 13:31:47 -0500

10 signatures reached