Anyone who lives in Vancouver and is a COPE member can run for a nomination for our party. If you are interested in running to be a candidate for COPE and have any questions, please contact us.
Elections for candidates
The By-election Nominating Conference will also include elections for COPE candidates for Council and School Board. The COPE Nominating Conference will take place on August 29th, 2017.
To find out more about how to become a candidate, and what that means, check out our 2017 Nominations Guide
Number of candidates
At the Nominating Conference, the COPE membership will decide how many candidates COPE will run for City Council and School Board (maximum 9) in the 2017 municipal by-election.
Note: Current COPE policy, passed by the membership at the April 2013 Annual General Meeting, is that COPE will run a mayoral candidate, as well as majorities for each of City Council, School Board, and Parks Board.
In 2014, COPE adopted new policy to ensure that the many diverse groups that make up Vancouver are represented in our candidates.
At our Nominating Conference, no more than 50% of our candidates will be male-identified on our slates for City Council, School Board, and Park Board.
We will also have a dedicated position for aboriginal candidates for City Council, School Board, and Park Board.
The Vancouver municipal by-election is scheduled for October 14th, 2017.