Voters in Duncan and North Cowichan seem to like the idea of studying an amalgamation.  Questions on the issue were part of the ballot Saturday.

Here’s the break down from Duncan (data courtesy Civic Info BC)

QuestionPassedVotes ForVotes Against
1.Are you in favour of spending time and resources to study the costs and benefits of the amalgamation of the municipalities of North Cowichan and the City of Duncan?YES554502
2.Are you in favour of spending time and resources to study the options, costs, and benefits of realignment of the existing boundaries of the City of Duncan, either separately, or together with an amalgamation study?YES567480

In North Cowichan there was only one question on the issue, but it also got voter support.

QuestionPassedVotes ForVotes Against
1.OPINION QUESTION: Are you in favour of conducting a study to explore the costs and benefits of the amalgamation of the municipalities of North Cowichan and Duncan?YES44462065