Voter Turnout by Branch

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

Branch Voter Turnout (%)
Membership as of
September 4, 2019
2018 As of September 30, 2019
Burnaby/New Westminster 2063 21.82 14.30
Central Interior 343 21.90 18.08
East Kootenay 330 14.84 9.39
Fraser Valley 2641 21.72 13.44
Northern 208 15.50 12.98
Okanagan 1050 22.89 13.71
Peace River 156 22.15 16.03
Richmond/Delta 1453 20.45 13.42
Sea-to-Sky 2660 18.73 11.92
South Central 523 20.79 12.43
Tri-City 1462 22.39 12.45
Vancouver 5298 18.57 12.46
Vancouver Island 1103 22.13 14.51
Victoria 1654 24.15 14.69
West Kootenay 400 21.20 15.00
Out Of Province/Not Assigned 6771 10.23 6.85
Total 28115 18.23 11.68

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.