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Elections in the Trust Area

Like other communities in British Columbia, island communities elect their Islands Trust representatives (Local Trustees) every four years.  In total, there are 26 trustees elected across the Trust Area.

Salt Spring Island Incorporation Referendum

On September 9, 2017, the community of Salt Spring Island decided against incorporation. Preliminary results show 62 per cent voted no. Final results will be available through the Capital Regional District that administered the referendum.

General Information

The next general local election for Island Trustees will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018. We will e-mail you the election results and other updates if you subscribe to Trust Council News.

The Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development website has general information about local government elections in British Columbia including a Voter's Guide that outlines who is qualified to vote.

Islands Trust elections are administered in accordance with Part 3 of the BC Local Government Act, under contract to seven Regional Districts in the Trust Area. Bowen Island Municipality manages its own elections.


Please contact the elections staff in the Regional District responsible for elections in your area.

Bowen Island
Tel: 604-947-4255

Comox Valley

Tel: 250.334.6000 or toll free 1.800.331.6007

Tel: 250.390.4111 or toll free 1.877.607.4111
North Pender/
South Pender/
Salt Spring/Saturna
Tel: 250.360.3129 or toll free 1.800.663.4425
local 3129
Tel: 604.885.6825 or 1-800-687-5753
 Passage/Bowyer (part of Gambier LTA)
Tel: 604.432.6338
Tel: 604.485.2260
Tel: 250.746.2503 or toll free 1.800.665.3955

Islands Trust election services are contracted to the Regional Districts in your area. If you are unable to get the answers you need on this web-site, or from your regional district elections staff, please contact:

Carmen Thiel
Legislative Services Manager
(Corporate Secretary)
(250) 405-5188

Main: (250) 405-5151
Fax: (250) 405-5155

Page last updated: 28/06/18
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