Comox Valley Regional District 600 Comox Road Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6
Toll free: 1- 800-331-6007
The number of board votes for each municipality or electoral area is determined by population, letters patent and the Local Government Act. For every 1,500 persons or portion thereof, that area is allowed one vote.
When an area has more than one director, the allowable number of votes must be divided amongst its directors as evenly as possible. The results of these calculations can be seen on the following chart.
Voting Strength for Regional Districts - Populations certified by the Minister of Community and Rural Development under section 783(3) of the Local Government Act, effective December 1, 2007.
|Comox Valley Regional District|
Population 63,538 (2011 Census)
|Municipality||Population||No. of Directors||Voting Strength|
|Town of Comox||13,627||2||10|
|City of Courtenay||24,099||4||17|
|Village of Cumberland||3,398||1||3|
| Electoral Area|
|Baynes Sound - Denman/Hornby Islands, Electoral Area 'A'||6,899||1||5|
|Lazo North, Electoral Area 'B'||7,190||1||5|
|Puntledge/Black Creek, Electoral Area 'C'||8,325||1||6|
For the purposes of the Black Creek / Oyster Bay water and fire services, board membership expands to include the Electoral Area 'D' (Oyster Bay / Buttle Lake) director. For the purposes of the regional solid waste service, board membership expands to include all Strathcona Regional District directors. Voting strengths in these instances are consistent with the strengths as determined by the Minister of Community and Rural Development as noted above.