2014 Municipal election results attributes

Note: As new ballot tabulating machines were introduced in 2014, some of the data descriptions have been updated to reflect 2014 tabulating methodology.

  • ADV: Advance voting location; locations where voters can cast their ballot on the designated days prior to General Voting Day
  • Ballots Cast - Blank: Number of ballots cast with no votes/selections;
  • Ballots Cast (CoV): Ballots Cast (CoV) is based on the total votes for Mayor as the Mayor’s race is the only race in which one candidate is selected for office.
  • Ballots Cast – Total: Sum of ballots cast at all voting places. It includes COV and UEL ballots cast
  • Ballots Cast (UEL): Sum of Ballots Cast – Total less Ballots Cast (CoV)
  • Candidate Name: Name of candidates listed in the format of last name and first name.
  • Councillor: One of four races for which candidates may be elected to office. An elected official on City Council. There are ten Councillors on City Council.
  • Counted Votes: Number of valid vote/ selection counted.
  • CoV: City of Vancouver
  • Election Total:  Total number of valid votes/ selections counted for the specified candidate or question.
  • Mail: Ballots received by mail from eligible voters (see s.72 of the Vancouver Charter; s.4.0 of the City of Vancouver Election By-Law No. 9070).
  • Mayor: One of four races for which candidates may be elected to office. The Mayor is the chief executive officer and president of the Council. There is one Mayor on City Council.
  • Number of Under Votes: An under vote occurs when a voter selects less candidates than the number of positions allowed for the office. For example, if a voter selects 8 candidates for the Councillor race rather than 10 as allowed, an undervote of 2 is counted for that race. The 8 candidates selected are counted toward the Councillor race results.
  • Over Vote Count:  An over vote occurs when a voter selected more than the maximum number of candidates allowed for a race. For example, if a voter selects 12 candidates for the Councillor race rather than 10 which is the allowed maximum, an over vote of 10 is recorded for the Councillor race. Over voted races are not counted. However, all other races on the ballot that are not over voted are counted.
  • Park Commissioner: One of the four races for which candidates may be elected to office. A Park Commissioner is an elected official on the Park Board. There are seven Park Commissioners on the Vancouver Park Board.
  • Registered Voters - Total: Total number of voters on the list of electors as of General Voting Day.
  • School Trustee: One of the four races for which candidates may be elected to office. A School Trustee is an elected official on the Vancouver School Board. There are nine School Trustees on the Vancouver School Board.
  • SVO: Special Voting Opportunity - includes special voting opportunities for voters residing at eligible care home facilities and hospitals (see s.72 of the Vancouver Charter; s.3.4-3.8 of the City of Vancouver Election By-Law No. 9070).
  • Total Votes: Number of votes possible for each race. It is the total of “Counted Votes”, “Over Vote Count”, and “Number of Under Votes”. For the Mayor, Councillor, and Park Commissioner races, “Total Votes”/”Vote For” equals “Ballots Cast (COV)” For the School Trustee race, “Total Votes”/”Vote For” equals “Ballots Cast (total)”
  • UEL/UBC: University Endowment Lands (UEL) and University of British Columbia (UBC) campus residents are eligible to vote only for School Trustees at any Advance Voting Place or at either of the two UEL Voting Places on General Voting Day
  • Vote For: Number of positions to fill for a race and the maximum number of vote selection(s) allowed for that race; any votes/selections above or below that number would be denoted as “times over voted” or “number of under votes” respectively.

Note:

  • Prior to the 2014 municipal election, the City was divided into Voting Divisions and voters were required to vote at a designated Voting Place within their assigned Voting Division. The assignment was based on place of residence.
  • In 2014, voters could vote at any Voting Place within the city of Vancouver, eliminating the need for Voting Divisions.

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