Salt Spring Local Elections Poll

Our local elections are coming up on November 19th and just as we did with the federal elections, we're running an informal poll for the Capital Regional District Director and Islands and School Board Trustees. We have another opportunity here to see how Salt Spring might be voting for this years candidates. When you cast your vote you will be able to see results in real-time. You can also monitor results by clicking on the "View Results" link to the right of the "Vote" button on each poll.

NOTE: Salt Spring Exchange online election polls are not intended to be scientific and may not reflect actual results. Instead, they are a way for our readers to share their views with fellow site users. Respondents are not randomly selected, but select themselves to vote on a specific question. In addition, while Salt Spring Exchange online polls are designed to allow only one vote per user, savvy users may find ways around this limitation.

For more information on Islands Trust elections, details and process visit the Islands Trust election site. Official list of School Board candidates is on the SD64 school board site. For more information on the Capital Regional District details and process visit the CRD election site.

About Our Polling System

While no online polls are perfectly accurate, the polling system we use permits only one submission per user based on cookies and IP address. The system places a cookie that tracks submissions and only one user per computer browser can submit a vote. In addition, we will also review all submissions based on IP address. If there appears to be any vote fraud, an excessive number of votes from one IP address for example, we will delete all the fraudulent votes. Blocking multiple votes by cookie and IP address is the highest security setting in our system. We will also periodically delete votes that are from outside Canada. The polling software may record some or all of the following data when a recipient of the poll responds; IP address, browser information, OS information, time and date of event, and any text or choices entered.

By Christopher Roy

Founder and Account Director of the Salt Spring Exchange and the Founder and Director of Digital Marketing at Marketworks.

October 31, 2011 1:56 PM