2022 Election Hub: Abbotsford

Everything you need to know about the 2022 municipal election candidates in Abbotsford

By Fraser Valley Current Staff | October 13, 2022 |5:05 am

The 2022 municipal election is coming up on Oct. 15, and below you’ll find everything you need to be ready for voting day in Abbotsford.

Click here to see the Abbotsford election results live as they come in on Oct. 15. Polls close at 8pm. 

Scroll through to find all the information you need to cast your vote, or jump to your preferred election through the links below.

City of Abbotsford | Abbotsford School District

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📸 Grace Kennedy

Abbotsford

Estimated eligible voters: 106,884

After serving two terms, incumbent Mayor Henry Braun is retiring. There are two open council seats, with incumbent Coun. Brenda Falk not running and Coun. Ross Siemens seeking the mayor’s chair.

You can read our city-specific preview below:

Abbotsford prepares for a council after Braun

Scroll through to learn more about the election, or jump to the section you need below. You can also find information direct from the municipality here.

The candidates | How to vote | News coverage | All-candidates meetings | The results

The candidates

Mayoral candidates: 4

Council candidates: 21 | Councillors to be elected: 8

Learn more about each candidate through their websites and social media pages. You can also read candidates’ responses to The Current Candidate Survey online. (We also have a PDF version.)

Mayor

Council (elect 8)

How to vote

The municipal election officially takes place on Oct. 15, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only time you can cast a ballot. Advance voting is available, as is mail-in voting for most communities. No matter when you vote, you’ll be submitting your choices for both council and school board.

Before you cast your ballot, you’ll need to make sure you are eligible first. Voters must be at least 18 years old, a Canadian citizen, and have been a resident of BC for at least six months. You’ll also need to have lived in Abbotsford for at least 30 days before the election or have owned property in the city for a month.

Find more details on each type of voting below.

Advance voting | Mail-in voting | Election day voting

Advance voting

In order to participate in advance voting, you’ll need to two pieces of ID: one to prove your identity and the other to prove your residence. (You can find out more here.)

Advance voting takes place on the following days:

  • Oct. 5, 7am to 10pm: Old Abbotsford Court House (the one next to City Hall; NOT the one in the historic downtown)
  • Oct. 6, 7am to 10pm: Old Abbotsford Court House (the one next to City Hall; NOT the one in the historic downtown)
  • Oct. 7, 7am to 10pm: Old Abbotsford Court House (the one next to City Hall; NOT the one in the historic downtown)
  • Oct. 8, 7am to 10pm: Old Abbotsford Court House (the one next to City Hall; NOT the one in the historic downtown)

Punjabi translators will be available.

Mail-in voting

If you don’t want to vote in person, you can register ahead of time to get a mail-in ballot.

Abbotsford voters may request a mail-in ballot by Sept. 15. Complete packages must be received by 8pm on Oct. 15. You can fill out an online form here, but make sure you have copies/images of two pieces of ID, including one with your address, on your device before you start.

Election day voting

There’s no harm in waiting until Oct. 15 to cast your vote. All you’ll need is two pieces of ID: one to prove your identity and the other to prove your residence. (You can find out more here.)

Here are the locations of voting stations in Abbotsford on Oct. 15. All will be open from 8am to 8pm. Locations where Punjabi translators are available are marked with an asterisk (*).

  • Abbotsford Christian Middle School (35011 Old Clayburn Road)
  • Abbotsford Recreation Center* (2499 McMillan Road)
  • Bradner Community Hall (5305 Bradner Road)
  • Cadet Hall* (32470 Haida Drive)
  • Calvin Presbyterian Church (33911 Hazelwood Avenue)
  • Cascade Community Church (35190 Delair Road)
  • Central Heights Church (1661 McCallum Road)
  • Columbia Bible College* (2940 Clearbrook Road)
  • Ross Road Community Church (3160 Ross Road)
  • Sevenoaks Alliance Church (2575 Gladwin Road)
  • St. John Brebeuf School* (2747 Townline Road)

News coverage

Want to learn more about the upcoming municipal election in Abbotsford? We will collect important stories below.

All-candidates meetings

We will post information about any upcoming all-candidates meetings here.

The results

When polls close at 8pm on Oct. 15, check back at the link below to watch live updates on who will be the next members of Abbotsford’s council.

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📸 Grace Kennedy

Abbotsford school district

Scroll through to learn more about the school board election, or jump to the section you need below. You can also find information direct from the school district here.

The candidates | How to vote | News coverage | All-candidates meetings | The results

The candidates

Trustee candidates: 13 | Trustees to be elected: 7

Learn more about each candidate through their websites and social media pages. You can also read candidates’ responses to The Current Candidate Survey online. (We also have a PDF version.)

Candidates (elect 7)

How to vote

The election for school board trustees officially takes place on Oct. 15, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only time you can cast a ballot. Advance voting is available, as is mail-in voting for most communities. No matter when you vote, you’ll be submitting your choices for both council and school board at the same location. The same eligibility rules also apply.

Find details about when and where to vote above.

News coverage

Want to learn more about the upcoming municipal election in Abbotsford? We will collect important stories below.

All-candidates meetings

We will post information about any upcoming all-candidates meetings here.

The results

When polls close at 8pm on Oct. 15, check back at the link below to watch live updates on who will be the next members of the Abbotsford school board.


Want to learn more about the election happening in other communities around the Fraser Valley? Find them here.

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