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Survey says — Comox Valley residents aware, and preparing to vote in November

Results of the Comox Valley Regional District's most recent resident survey indicate a significant increase in awareness of services offered.
Other findings include an almost-complete awareness of water usage restrictions, high support for water usage restrictions, and a surprisingly large percentage of residents indicating they intend to vote in the November civic elections.
“This year’s survey asked some general questions about awareness of services delivered — up for the third straight year — which is gratifying since we try very hard to communicate well and regularly with residents,” said Leigh Carter, CVRD general manager of public affairs and information systems.
“And, for the first time, we asked some questions around specific areas like participation in our rebate programs, interest in other programs, awareness of water restrictions in the summer, and —given that this is a civic election year — intention to vote.”
This was the second 'tracking' survey conducted since the district restructured in 2008, and therefore builds on the baseline of information gathered in 2009.
To ensure transparency and objectivity, the CVRD uses an independent market research firm to undertake the surveys. The survey design consisted of telephone interviews with a random sample of 524 residents who are the decision-makers for their household. The margin of error is at most ±4.4 per cent, 19 times out of 20.
Data was collected using a telephone survey between Jan. 6 and 14.
The full survey can be seen at www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/survey.

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