Voter Turnout by Branch

To provide members with more insight into voter participation, see below for voter tunrout by branch affiliation.

Branch Voter Turnout (%)
Membership as of
September 4, 2018
2017 2018
Burnaby/New Westminster 2,012 22.01 21.82
Central Interior 347 26.15 21.90
East Kootenay 310 15.02 14.84
Fraser Valley 2,574 20.13 21.72
Northern 200 19.59 15.50
Okanagan 1,005 21.50 22.89
Peace River 149 25.34 22.15
Richmond/Delta 1,452 18.95 20.45
Sea-to-Sky 2,686 18.45 18.73
South Central 505 16.56 20.79
Tri-City 1,429 21.04 22.39
Vancouver 5,170 18.08 18.57
Vancouver Island 1,062 18.49 22.13
Victoria 1,623 21.41 24.15
West Kootenay 382 20.74 21.20
Out Of Province/Not Assigned 6,215 9.77 10.23
Total 27,121 17.37 18.23

Why are we Publishing Voter Turnout?

At the 2016 Annual General Meeting, a member motion was brought forward requesting that Council consider reporting the results of membership voting by branch. Council approved publishing voter turnout by branch periodically during the election period as a pilot for the 2017/2018 election. Based on member feedback, Council has decided to publish voter turnout by branch as an ongoing practice.

Publishing voter turnout provides greater awareness as to which regions participate more actively in the voting process and may contribute to an increase in voter participation.

The online ballot is conducted using a third-party system. The two-tier balloting system used ensures anonymity of a vote. The association has no visibility into how a member voted. The association only has the ability to know which members have completed a ballot. Therefore, while reporting voter turnout by branch is possible, reporting how members voted by branch is not possible.