The next group of local leaders are expected to be named Saturday night, as the Town of Lake Cowichan, Cowichan Valley Regional District and school district 2022 municipal elections gets underway.
There are two candidates for mayor of Lake Cowichan, including incumbent Bob Day and challenger and longtime councillor Tim McGonigle. There are five candidates for four council seats.
In the Cowichan Valley Regional District, Area I (Youbou/Meade Creek) and Area E (Sahtlam/Glenora) are choosing directors. There are four candidates in Area I, and two in Area E, with both incumbents running to retain their seats against challengers. Area F (Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls) director Ian Morrison was acclaimed.
Polls are open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Where you can vote:
Town of Lake Cowichan voters will head to Centennial Hall to cast their ballots.
Area I voters will go to the Youbou Community Hall.
Area E voters will go to the Duncan Eagles Hall.
Who you can vote for:
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What happens once polls close?
After 8 p.m. local time, election officials will begin counting and tallying the ballots.