High turn-out for advance polls

More people voted in advance in this provincial election than in British Columbia’s last three general elections.

 

More people voted in advance in this provincial election than in British Columbia’s last three general elections.

 

By Friday, 216,100 of the province’s nearly 3 million registered voters had visited advance polling stations set up across B.C. Early voting started on Wednesday.

 

Turnout from Saturday’s advance polling stations wasn’t available by press time Sunday.

 

In the 2005 general election, 205,000 of 1.77 million voters took advantage of advance voting, up from 113,133 early voters in 2001, and 91,339 in 1996.

Polling stations Monday will be open across B.C. from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Eligible voters must have Canadian citizenship, been a resident of B.C. for at least six months and must be a resident of the electoral district.

Voters are asked to bring one government-issued I.D. with their name, photograph and address, or two documents that contain their name, one of which also displays their address.

For more information visit Elections B.C. at elections.bc.ca.

 
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