Information for Voters

Voting Place

Voter Registration and Qualifications:

The Voter's Guide to Local Elections in B.C. contains detailed information on voting, with an overview for both Residents and Non-residents below.

Resident Voters that moved to the Cowichan Valley or turned 18 prior to May 29, and were registered with Elections BC will appear on the Voters list. If your name is not listed you may register at the time of voting.

Non-Resident Voters (people who own property in the CVRD but live elsewhere), can apply to register as a Non-Resident Property Elector prior to voting day at the Regional District Office, 175 Ingram Street in Duncan, during regular office hours, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. You must provide two pieces of identification and proof that you are the registered owner on title. If the property is owned jointly with other individuals, you must also provide written consent of the majority of all the owners to vote as the non-resident property elector in relation to the property. Only one non-resident may voter per parcel.

Application and consent forms for CVRD Electoral Areas or the Thetis Island Local Trust Area can be downloaded here. For more detailed information about registration procedures, contact the Legislative Services Division at 250.746.2503 or 1.800.665.3955.

Voting Opportunities:

Advance Voting Days – Wednesday, October 10 and Tuesday, October 16

Hours - 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the exception of the Special Voting Opportunity on Thetis Island for Islands Trust. The Chief Election Officer will determine these hours at a later date

All Electoral Areas

Cowichan Community Centre

2687 James Street, Duncan

South – A, B & C

Kerry Park Recreation Centre

1035 Shawnigan Mill Bay Road, Mill Bay

West – F & I

Cowichan Lake Sports Arena

311 South Shore Road, Lake Cowichan

North – G & H

Frank Jameson Community Centre

810 Sixth Avenue, Ladysmith

General Voting Day – Saturday, October 20

Area A

George Bonner Elementary School

3060 Cobble Hill Road, Mill Bay

Area B

SL Community Centre

2804 Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake

Area C

Cobble Hill Hall

3550 Watson Road, Cobble Hill

Area D

Bench Elementary School

1501 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay

Area E

Eagles Hall Duncan Branch

2965 Boys Road, Duncan

Area F

Cowichan Lake Sports Arena

311 South Shore Road, Lake Cowichan

Area G

Chemainus Elementary

3172 Garner Street, Chemainus

*Area G

Forbes Hall Community Centre

292 North Cove Road, Thetis Island

Area H

North Oyster Elementary

13270 Cedar Road, Ladysmith

Area I

Youbou Community Hall

8550 Hemlock Street, Youbou

*Special Voting Opportunity - 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Forbes Hall Community Centre, 292 North Cove Road, Thetis Island