Previous Public Input Received
The following input and submissions were gathered by the commission through public hearings held in 29 communities throughout B.C. from September to November 2014. The public also provided input through the online submission form, by email and by mail to be reviewed and considered as the commission develops a Preliminary Report for further public input.
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    Karen Bennett-O'Brien, North Cowichan

    Electoral boundaries...
    We found that a lot of confusion was caused by the division of North Cowichan into two separate ED’s (Nanaimo North Cowichan and Cowichan Valley). Further complicating this is the fact that many North Cowichan residents use “Duncan” as their address (as opposed to North Cowichan). This meant that individuals who listed their address as Duncan were then cross referenced to North Cowichan and many of these individuals (voting out of their ED) were provided the wrong (Nanaimo/North Cowichan as opposed to Cowichan Valley) list of candidates.

    This may have been caught if the voters knew who they wanted to vote for and noted the name was not on the candidate list... except both ED’s had a Routley running for the same party.

    Just my two cents worth!
    Karen Bennett-O’Brien

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