June 25, 2018 – This determination of official assent voting results was made by the Chief Election Officer on 10:00 am on Monday, June 25, 2018 and is based on ballot accounts as amended or prepared by Lynn Ketch, Chief Election Officer.

Yes No
Advance Voting Opportunities – June 13 and June 19, 2018  121  211
Mobile Voting Opportunities – June 13 and June 19, 2018  78  34
General Voting Day – June 23, 2018  196 590
Total Number of Votes  395  835

The Question

Do you support The Corporation of the City of Duncan and The Corporation of the District of North Cowichan amalgamating into a new municipality?

  • Yes
  • No

Who Votes

Qualified Resident Electors and Non-Resident Property Electors of The Corporation of the City of Duncan.

When and Where to Vote

Voting Day, Saturday, June 23, 2018, 8 am – 8 pm

Duncan Volunteer Fire Department Hall, 468 Duncan Street

Advance Voting, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 and Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 8 am – 8 pm

  • Duncan City Hall, 200 Craig Street

Other Voting Opportunities (Mobile Voting) schedule for tenants of the following facilities:

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

  • Duncan Kiwanis Village, 365 Day Road – Time: 8:15 am to 10:00 am
  • Sunridge Place, 361 Bundock Avenue – Time: 10:30 am to 1:15 pm
  • Sherwood House, 280 Government Street – Time: 2:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

  • Wedgwood House, 256 Government Street  – Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Duncan Manor, 280 First Street – Time: 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Cairnsmore Place, 250 Cairnsmore Street – Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITIES will be available for qualified electors of the City of Duncan who for medical reasons, or because of infirmity, cannot leave their residence to vote.  Such persons may request a City of Duncan voting official to attend their residence on either Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm or Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 8:15 am to 9:30 am or 7:15 pm to 8:00 pm.

Note: Requests to have a voting official attend a residence must be received by the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer or designate, by calling 250-746-6126 no later than Friday, June 8  at 4:00 pm (for the Wednesday, June 13 voting opportunity) or Friday, June 15 at 4:00 pm (for the Tuesday, June 19 voting opportunity).

Resident Elector Qualifications & Registration

The City of Duncan will be using the Provincial Voters List for Resident Electors. If your name does not appear on the Provincial Voters List but you meet the eligibility criteria listed below, you must provide two pieces of documentation proving identity and residency (one must have a signature) to register at the voting place immediately before you vote.

You are entitled to vote as a Resident Elector if all of the following apply:

  • you are 18 years or older on general voting day for the assent voting;
  • you are a Canadian Citizen;
  • you are a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months;
  • you have resided within the boundaries of the City of Duncan* for at least 30 days; and
  • you  are not disqualified to vote by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in the election or are otherwise disqualified by law.

* Residents of the Municipality of North Cowichan who meet all of the other above qualifications will be eligible to vote at voting places in North Cowichan.

Non-Resident Property Elector Qualifications & Registration

You are entitled to vote as a Non-Resident Property Elector if all of the following apply:

  • you are 18 years or older on general voting day for the assent voting;
  • you are a Canadian Citizen;
  • you are a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months;
  • you are a registered owner of real property within the City of Duncan boundaries for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration;
  • you are the only owner on title* and are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust;
  • you are not entitled to register as a resident elector; and
  • you are not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law.

*If there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector (download the consent form or pick one up from City Hall in advance). 

The following information is required at the time of registration:

  • A recent title search, state of title certificate, or property tax notice, showing the names of all of the registered owners;
  • Two pieces of identification proving identity and residency (one must have a signature); and
  • In the case of more than one owner of the property, a completed consent form signed by the majority of the owners designating you as the person entitled to vote for the property (original signatures only; facsimiles of signatures not acceptable).

Please Note:

  1. Only one Non-Resident Property Elector may vote per property, regardless of how many owners there may be. Further, you may vote for only one property, no matter how many properties you own within The Corporation of the City of Duncan.
  2. You may register on voting day if you meet the qualifications set out above. If you are already registered as a Non-Resident Property Elector on The Corporation of the City of Duncan Non-Resident Property List of Electors, and provided that you still meet all of the requirements of the Local Government Act in order to be registered under this category, you are not required to re-register in order to vote.
  3. No corporation is entitled to be registered as an elector or have a representative registered as an elector, and no corporation is entitled to vote. Individuals who are on title with corporations are not entitled to register or vote. Individuals who own an undivided interest in land on which the balance is held by a corporation are not entitled to vote.
  4. Elections BC is responsible for Advertising and Sponsorship in Local Elections (including Assent Voting). Please visit their website at elections.bc.ca for additional information.

Proof of Identity and Place of Residence

The following are acceptable classes of documents for proof of identity:

  • BC driver’s licence or BC driver’s licence and services card
  • BC ID card
  • BC CareCard or Gold CareCard
  • Social Insurance Card (Canada)
  • Citizenship Card (Canada)
  • Real property tax notice
  • Credit card or debit card issued by a savings institution
  • Utility bill

A more complete list of acceptable identification is available at Elections BC.

Election Official Information

Notice of Assent Voting – Amalgamation

Brochure – Notices – Forms

Duncan Amalgamation Vote Brochure

Non-Resident Property Elector Registration and Consent Form

Minister’s Order – 2018 Amalgamation Vote

Check back often for more notices and forms

Questions or comments, email: elections@duncan.ca