Referendum results see Salt Spring Islanders vote against incorporation

Referendum results see Salt Spring Islanders vote against incorporation

Referendum results means Salt Spring Island will not become a municipality

Preliminary results released tonight show a majority of people on Salt Spring Island want to continue being represented solely by Islands Trust.

3930 voted no while 2419 voted yes. That works out to 61.9% of those who cast as ballot that voted against.

Elections BC was not exactly sure how many eligible voters there were, because of newly registered voters.

The population of Salt Spring Island is close to 11,000 people.

The polling stations closed at 8 o’clock Saturday night.

The following is a break down of the polling stations.

Fulford Elementary School

  • Voting day, 09 September                                   178                                         427


GISS and Salt Spring Library

  • Advance voting + voting day                                       1113                                      2155


Community Gospel Chapel

  • Advance voting + voting day                                       1043                                       1240


Mail-in voting – results from CRD:                                                                            54                                           90


Richmond – A.R. MacNeill Secondary School, 09 September                        14                                           04


Sidney – (Mary Winspear), 09 September                                                            17                                           14

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