2011 Election

General Voting & Advance Voting

In addition to General Voting Day on November 19th, 2011, two advance voting opportunities were held on November 9th and November 16th, 2011. The voting took place in Council Chambers at Esquimalt Municipal Hall, 1229 Esquimalt Road from 8 am to 8 pm.

For information on who can vote and on acceptable forms of identification, please see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Notice of Nomination

The nomination period for the 2011 Local General Election closed at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2011. 

Please click here for a Notice of Nomination [2011]. (PDF)

Candidates & Notice of Election

Please click here to view the Declaration of Candidates for Esquimalt Council [2011]. (PDF) 

Please click here for a copy of the Notice of Election by Voting and Notice of Advance Voting Opportunities [2011]. (PDF) 


The official 2011 General Local Election results are as follows: 


Barbara Desjardins (acclaimed) 

COUNCILLORS (by highest number of votes) 

Tim Morrison (1,655) 
Meagan Brame (1,631) 
Bob McKie (1,594) 
Lynda Hundleby (1,570) 
Dave Hodgins (1,415) 
David Schinbein (940) 

A total of 2,300 voters—18% of eligible voters—turned out to vote at the advance polls and on General Voting Day, November 19, 2011. This is a decrease from the 2008 election, in which 3,437 residents voted. 

Referendum Question (Non-binding)

The 2011 election included the following non-binding referendum question on the Esquimalt Village Plan: 

Are you in favour of the Township of Esquimalt adopting amendments to Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2646 and Zoning Bylaw No. 2050 that would facilitate development of Phase One of the Esquimalt Village Plan which would include a mix of residential, commercial and civic uses in two buildings, one of which may be up to 12 storeys in height, on the site of the old municipal hall and old public works yard? 

Results: Yes (1,510), No (690) 

A public hearing regarding the amending bylaws will be held early in 2012. The referendum result will be included in a report to Council at that time, together with any additional public input. 

Please note that these items are provided for information purposes only, and these are unofficial documents.

Amending Bylaws

TAKE NOTICE that the below synopsis of the proposed bylaws is provided for convenience and is not intended to be and is not to be understood as an interpretation of the bylaws. Please click on the link following the synopsis to download the complete draft bylaw.

BYLAW NO. 2756 – “Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2006, No. 2646, Amendment Bylaw [No. 10], 2011, No. 2756” would amend the Official Community Plan to create a new Development Permit Area with design guidelines for buildings and the public realm within Phase 1of the Esquimalt Village Plan. 

The design and form of the mixed use development is intended to create a pedestrian-oriented “high street” along Esquimalt Road, with a new public plaza anchoring the project and bringing civic use and activity to the streetscape. Civic use space is incorporated into the plan to contribute to the established civic core around the Municipal Hall and Public Library site. 

Please click here for Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2006, No. 2646, Amendment Bylaw [No. 10], 2011, No. 2756. (PDF)

BYLAW NO. 2757 – “Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw [No. 1978], 2011, No. 2757” would amend the Zoning Bylaw by adding a new zone - Esquimalt Village – Mixed Use Multiple Residential the intent of which is to accommodate high density Mixed Use Apartment, Commercial and Institutional development. The proposed zone specifies permitted uses, building setbacks, the maximum building height, maximum lot coverage and floor area ratio as well as off-street parking requirements. 

Please click here for Zoning Bylaw, 1992, No. 2050, Amendment Bylaw [No. 197], 2011, No. 2757. (PDF)

If you require any additional information about elections, please contact:

Anja Nurvo 
Manager of Corporate Services
Tel: 250-414-7135