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2014 Elections
Eligible electors will be electing one Regional District Director in six of the nine electoral areas (Directors have been acclaimed in three electoral areas) and will be voting on one or two referendum questions depending on their electoral area.  The Notice of Election By Voting and Assent Voting (Referendum) shows the specific electoral areas that are having elections and the referendum questions being asked in each area.  Contact information supplied by the candidates is available by selecting "Cowichan Valley" under Regional Districts on the CivicInfo BC website.

Electors will also be electing seven School Trustees in School District 79 (Cowichan Valley) or nine School Trustees in School District 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) depending on their electoral area.  As well, electors from the Area G Gulf Islands will also elect two Islands Trust Trustees for the Thetis Island Trust 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 who live or own property on one of the Gulf Islands (including Thetis Island) in Electoral Area G - Saltair/Gulf Islands and those who live or own property west of the E&N Land Grant in Electoral Area F - Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls are also able to vote by mail.  

Persons who qualify and wish to vote by mail can submit their information through the online Mail Ballot Application.


2014 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.  The proposed bylaws to establish the nine separate service areas are:
Bylaw No. 3831 (Area A - Mill Bay/Malahat)
Bylaw No. 3832 (Area B - Shawnigan Lake)
Bylaw No. 3833 (Area C - Cobble Hill)
Bylaw No. 3834 (Area D - Cowichan Bay)
Bylaw No. 3835 (Area E - Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Glenora)
Bylaw No. 3836 (Area F - Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls)
Bylaw No. 3837 (Area G - Saltair/Gulf Islands)
Bylaw No. 3838 (Area H - North Oyster/Diamond)
Bylaw No. 3839 (Area I - Youbou/Meade Creek)
 
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.  The proposed bylaws to establish the two separate service areas are:
Bylaw No. 3840 (Area F - Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls)
Bylaw No. 3842 (Area I - Youbou/Meade Creek)

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.



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