Sorrento-Blind Bay Incorporation Results

As required by the Local Government Act, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s Chief Election Officer has released the Declaration of Official Results (PDF) for the Incorporation Assent Voting in Sorrento and Blind Bay.

The results indicate that residents, based on the projected impacts, do not believe that incorporation is in the best interest of the community at this time. Residents clearly prefer to remain unincorporated within an electoral area.

The vote count is unchanged from the preliminary results. 

Assent vote breakdown:

Polling station Yes No
Mail Ballots 13 91
Advanced voting - April 20, 2022, Shuswap Lake Estates Community Hall 50 690
Advanced voting - April 20, 2022, CSRD Office 7 37
General Voting, April 30, 2022, Sorrento Memorial Hall 53 418
General Voting, April 30, 2022, Blind Bay Memorial Hall 149 791
Total number of valid votes cast 272 2,027

Based on the result of the vote, the CSRD is proceeding with the default option of dividing Electoral Area C into two separate Electoral Areas, each to be represented by its own elected Director. This will take place as part of the October 15, 2022 General Local Government Elections.