Cowichan Valley Regional District

Go To SEARCH
homeemail pageprint pagerssrecycle
Cowichan Valley Regional District
Things look better from here
Emergency Alert
Elections Overview
2014 Elections
In November, eligible electors will be electing one Regional District Director in each of the nine Electoral Areas; seven School Trustees in School District 79 (Cowichan Valley) or nine School Trustees in School District 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith); two Islands Trust Trustees for the Thetis Island Trust Area (Area G Gulf Islands only); and will be voting on one or two referendum questions depending on their electoral area.

There are three days that electors can choose to vote in person:
        Wednesday November 5 at the Island Savings Centre in Duncan;
        Wednesday November 12 at the Island Savings Centre in Duncan; or,
        Saturday November 15 at these designated Voting Places throughout the Cowichan Valley.  

Voting by mail is available for people who will be away for all three days from the Cowichan Valley .  Voting by mail is also available for those who have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at a Voting Place.  Electors from the Electoral Area G Gulf Islands (including Thetis Island) and those in Electoral Area F west of the E&N Railway land grant are also able to vote by mail.  



Candidates
The Nomination Period for Candidates has now closed and the Declaration of Candidates can be viewed here.  Contact information supplied by the candidates is available by selecting Cowichan Valley under Regional Districts on the CivicInfo BC website here.



2014 Referendum Questions
Most of the Electoral Areas will be asked one referendum question while the two westernmost Electoral Areas will be asked two referendum questions.

Chesterfield Sports Society (Cowichan Sportsplex)

Voters in all Electoral Areas will be asked a referendum question if they are in favour of the CVRD assisting the Chesterfield Sports Society with costs associated with the operation and maintenance of the Cowichan Sportsplex.  The Board of Directors directed that nine separate services be established (subject to public approval), therefore there are nine separate questions with varying maximum requisition amounts.  

Cowichan Aquatic Centre

In addition to the Chesterfield Sports Society (Cowichan Sportsplex) question, voters in Electoral Area F and Electoral Area I will also be asked a referendum question if they are in favour of the CVRD assisting the Cowichan Aquatic Centre with costs associated with the operation and maintenance of the facility.  The Board of Directors directed that two separate services be established (subject to public approval), therefore there are two separate questions

Seeking Volunteers to be Scrutineers

Scrutineers for and against the question in each electoral area must be appointed if applications are received from persons who wish to volunteer for the positions. Applications to act as a scrutineer will be received between 9:00 am on Tuesday, October 14 to 4:00 pm on Monday, October 27, excluding weekends.  Application forms are available at the CVRD Office, 175 Ingram Street, Duncan or online here.



Frequently Asked Questions - Elector Qualifications/Registration & Voting Places/Opportunities

The following points are designed to answer a few of the basic questions that Cowichan Valley residents may have about local government elections. If you have any questions that haven't been answered, please contact the Chief Election Officer or the Legislative Services Office at 250-746-2503 or 1-800-665-3955 or e-mail: election information.



175 Ingram Street, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 1N8 250-746-2500
Site Map  |  Accessibility  |  Copyright Notices  |  Powered by CivicPlus  |  Using Renewable Energyrenewable icon