Update May 31, 2023, at 11:54: The Capital Regional District (CRD) is pleased to announce the final results for the Salt Spring Island Local Community Commission (LCC) elections, which identify the following four commissioners who will join Gary Holman, Salt Spring Island Electoral Area Director, to form the LCC: Gayle Baker, Brian Webster, Earl Rook and Benjamin Corno
Voter turnout statistics for the Salt Spring Island LCC Commissioner race (includes resident and non-resident): Salt Spring Island: 32% (3,262 out of 10,219 registered electors)
As part of the official determination of results, the CRD confirmed and verified the accuracy of all ballot accounts, confirmed the calculation of vote tallies from the electronic tabulators and ensured the correct consolidation of total results from across all polling locations including mail ballots.
The Salt Spring Island LCC will oversee and advise on economic development, liquid waste disposal, community parks and recreation, small craft harbour facilities, transit and transportation, street lighting, grants-in-aid, compensation for livestock injured by dogs, and the contribution services for arts, public library, and search and rescue.
The first meeting of the LCC will be held on June 20, 2023. The newly elected members will be sworn into office and elect a chair and vice chair at that time.
Update May 27, 2023, at 21:34: Salt Spring Island went to the polls for the community's first Local Community Commission (LCC) election. Polls closed at 8 PM and votes from advanced voting and today's official election day have been counted. Fifteen candidates sought 4 LCC positions over 29 days of campaigning. Here are the preliminary results as posted this evening by Deputy Returning Officer, Anthony Kennedy:
The final results could vary if the preliminary results are successfully challenged or the initial totals are incorrect. The Declaration of Official Results are expected by May 31st, 2023.
Preliminary results of the LCC election at close of voting, Saturday, 27 May
(The results are preliminary until certified by the Chief Election Officer, within 30 days)
|Eric G. March||146||15|
Total votes cast - 3262
About the Local Community Commission
The Salt Spring Island LCC will be comprised of five members, one of whom will be the Electoral Area Director for Salt Spring Island. The LCC will oversee Salt Spring Island-wide services currently managed by existing appointed commissions and the the Electoral Area Director for Salt Spring Island that will include Economic Development, Wastewater Disposal, Community Parks Service, Community Recreation Service, Indoor Swimming Pool Service, Community Parks and Recreation Facilities, the Salt Spring Island Small Craft Harbour Facilities, Transportation Service, Street Lighting, the Issuance of Grants-In-Aid for Salt Spring Island Initiatives, Determination of Compensation for Livestock Injury by Dogs, the Arts Contribution Service, the Salt Spring Island Public Library Local Service and Salt Spring Island Search and Rescue.
2023 Candidates for Salt Spring Island Local Community Commission
Below is a list of the official candidates who ran for the 2023 Salt Spring Island Local Community Commission election.
|Given name||Surname||Residential Address|
|Gayle||Baker||187 Victoria Street, Salt Spring Island|
|Jesse||Brown||146 Bradbury Road, Salt Spring Island|
|Kylie||Coates||144 Fairway Drive, Salt Spring Island|
|Benjamin||Corno||145 Charlesworth Road, Salt Spring Island|
|David||Courtney||241 Mountain Park Drive, Salt Spring Island|
|Lloyd||Cudmore||186 Kitchen Road, Salt Spring Island|
|Nejmah||Guermoudi||11-212 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island|
|Jamie||Harris||1451-A Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island|
|Jennifer||Kerrigan||300 Canvasback Place, Salt Spring Island|
|Jennifer||Lannan||184-A Kitchen Road, Salt Spring Island|
|Eric G.||March||451 Stark's Road, Salt Spring Island|
|Donald||Marcotte||174 Stewart Road, Salt Spring Island|
|Jenny||McClean||111 Cottonwood Road, Salt Spring Island|
|Earl||Rook||630 Sunset Drive, Salt Spring Island|
|Brian||Webster||529 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island|
Thank you to all the candidates who ran and to all those who participated in the voting.