More residents living in Cranbrook means more votes at the RDEK table.
The Key City’s two representatives on the Regional District board will now have a combined nine votes on certain matters, up from eight.
Mayor Lee Pratt is worth five votes while Councillor Wes Graham can wield four depending on the issue.
There are situations where some board directors vote and others do not or situations where certain board directors have more than one vote.
These can arise when a service is provided to the entire regional district, or some services are provided to a combination of municipalities and electoral areas.
Cranbrook’s population, based on the number of people living within regional district boundaries in 2016, grew to roughly 20,050.