Whether it's your first time voting in a B.C. municipal election or you've seen this movie before, good luck Civic elections in B.C., especially Vancouver, are always baffling. Unlike most of their counterparts in the rest of the country, cities throughout the province elect councillors to represent the whole community rather than a ward. That sometimes results in dozens of candidates fighting it out. A few cities–vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey–have parties, but their labels don't align with the provincial or federal ones, so voters are left to guess exactly where they stand on the political spectrum.