NEWS RELEASE · 14th April 2014
District of Kitimat
ENBRIDGE NORTHERN GATEWAY NON-BINDING PLEBISCITE OFFICIAL RESULTS AND VOTER TURNOUT
KITIMAT – The District of Kitimat has released the following official results from the non-binding plebiscite on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project:
YES 1,278 (41.6%)
NO 1,793 (58.4%)
Voter turnout was calculated by dividing the above total (3,071) with the sum of new voter registrations (761) and number of persons on the voters list (4,163).
Persons 18 years of age or older who have resided in the District of Kitimat for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day were eligible to vote. Eligible voters were asked the following question:
Do you support the final report recommendations of the Joint Review Panel (JRP) of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and National Energy Board, that the Enbridge Northern Gateway project be approved, subject to 209 conditions set out in Volume 2 of the JRP's final report?
Advance voting opportunities took place April 2 and 9, along with mail and special voting opportunities.
Conducting a plebiscite fulfills a January 16, 2012 Council resolution to survey residents of Kitimat following the conclusion of the Joint Review Panel process for the project.