On Saturday October 20, voters in the Cowichan Region get to choose our local councillors, mayors, area directors and school trustees, and to vote on two important referendum questions--one on drinking water and watershed protection and the other on affordable housing. Not sure which electoral area or municipality you live in? Find out here.
One Cowichan's Questionnaire to Candidates!
See the responses by candidates running for office in:
CVRD electoral areas B, C, D, E, G, H & I (Areas A and F voters: you can still vote for the referenda and school trustees)
Another way to get informed: attend an upcoming all candidates event.
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is asking voters in all 9 electoral areas, the city of Duncan, the towns of North Cowichan, Lake Cowichan and Ladysmith and First Nations reserves to support the establishment of a Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Service.
Encouraged by our supporters, One Cowichan has been campaigning to protect water in the Cowichan Region since 2012. Drought threatened both our salmon and human water needs. That’s when we rallied the community to pressure the Provincial Government to change its outdated rules for managing water flows in the Cowichan River. And we won! Now, as summer droughts continue, we need stronger local data, smarter decisions and effective action across all 17 of our region’s watersheds for the long term. We believe the proposed water service will help us get there.
The CVRD is asking voters to support the Cowichan Housing Association Annual Contribution Service so the Cowichan Housing Association can build partnerships and attract federal and provincial funding to create more affordable housing in the region.
Find out why One Cowichan is supporting a Yes Vote for Affordable Housing.
Election day is Saturday October 20 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Advance voting will be held on Tuesday October 16, except for Ladysmith, which will hold its final advance voting day on Wednesday October 17. Polling stations will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Find out where and when to vote.
Who Can Vote:
Voting, including on the water and housing referenda, is open to all eligible voters in the four municipalities, nine CVRD electoral areas and First Nations reserves. Voting on the referenda is not restricted to property owners--if you are a renter, your landlord will be contributing to water protection in our region and a small amount of your rent will be part of that.
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