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Tribes voter turnout valley's best

A little less than half of Cowichan Tribes voters cast a ballot in Tuesday’s election.

Of 2,686 eligible electors, 1,233 voted for chief of the local First Nations band — that’s about 45.9 per cent of voters.

That’s higher than all other voter turnout figures in the valley this year, which were released after Nov. 19’s B.C. civic elections.

Highest of the local jurisdictions, but still trailing Cowichan Tribes, was Youbou (40 per cent) followed by Cobble Hill (37 per cent), Duncan (33.6 per cent), North Cowichan (32 per cent), Mill Bay and Shawnigan Lake (both with 31 per cent), and Cowichan Bay (28 per cent).

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