Voters across the city are reporting long line-ups at many polling locations.
Outside the Kitsilano Community Centre voters were reporting waits of up to an hour-and-a-half.
The West End Community Centre, the Roundhouse Community Centre and Commercial Drive and Fairview were also reporting long voter line-ups early Saturday morning.
Pundits say the passion to vote may have come from a heated and increasingly nasty campaign that saw incumbent mayorGregor Robertson launch a lawsuit over attack ads.
His NPA opponent Kirk LaPointe is a political rookie, but that hasn't stopped him from being a contender in a race most agree is just too close to call.