Local election 2018

On Saturday October 20, voters in the Cowichan Region got to choose our local councillors, mayors, area representatives and school trustees, and to vote on two important referendum questions--one on affordable housing and the other on drinking water and watershed protection

Referendum on Drinking Water and Watershed Protection:

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is asking voters in all 9 electoral areas, Duncan, North Cowichan, Lake Cowichan and Ladysmith to support the establishment of a Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Service

Read One Cowichan's 12 Reasons to Vote Yes For Water.

Referendum on Affordable Housing:

The CVRD is asking voters to provide funding for the Cowichan Housing Association to create more affordable housing in the region.

Find out why One Cowichan is endorsing a Yes Vote for Affordable Housing.

Candidate Information: 

Get informed by attending an upcoming all candidates event.

Coming soon: Questionnaire results from  candidates running for office in the CVRD's nine electoral areas (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H & I), the City of Duncan, District of North Cowichan, Town of Lake Cowichan & Town of Ladysmith as well as the candidates for school trustee in School District 79.

Voting Information:

Election day is Saturday October 20 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Advance voting will be held on Wednesday October 10 and Tuesday October 16, except for Ladysmith, which will hold its second advance voting day on Wednesday October 17 (instead of October 16). Polling stations will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

We've put together a list of where and when to vote. Not sure which electoral area or municipal you live in? Find out here.

Learn about voter eligibility, voter registration and voter identification. And see the Voters Guide To Elections in BC 2018.