Board Voting Structure
Board Voting Structure
The number of votes to which each municipality or electoral area is entitled is determined by population, letters patent and the Local Government Act. For every 1,500 persons or portion thereof, an area is allowed one vote. If an area has more than 5 votes a second director can be seated at the Board table and so on, for every 7,500 population.
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 Services under section 783(3) of the Local Government Act, effective December 1, 2012.
Strathcona Regional District
Population 43,252 (2011 Census)
Municipality Population No. of Directors Voting Strength City of Campbell River 32,059a 5 22 Village of Gold River 1,267 1 1 Village of Sayward 317 1 1 Village of Tahsis 316 1 1 Village of Zeballos 125 1 1 Electoral Area Kyuquot/Nootka - Sayward, (Electoral Area 'A') 1,333b 1 1 Cortes Island (Electoral Area 'B') 1,197c 1 1 Discovery Islands - Mainlands Inlets (Electoral Area 'C') 2,601d 1 2 Oyster Bay - Buttle Lake (Electoral Area 'D') 4,037 1 3 TOTALS 43, 252 13 33
a-includes population of 809 from the Campbell River, Homalco and Quinsam Indian Reserves
b-includes population of 551 from Chenahkint, Ehatis, Houpsitas, Oclucje, TsaXana and Yuquot Indian Reserves
c-includes population of 79 from Squirrel Cove and Tork Indian Reserves
d-includes population of 175 from the Cape Mudge Indian Reserve
Directors are only entitled to vote on matters for which the area they represent has a vested interest. Typically this will include general corporate matters as well as services for which the area contributes financially.
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