Quesnel residents don’t seem to have much of an appetite for voting early in the upcoming municipal election.
The City says voter turnout in the first two advance polls was much lower compared to the 2014 elections.
Out of 7,484 eligible voters, only 243 voters have cast their ballots October 10 and 13 for the local election and Public Works Facility Referendum. During the 2014 elections, there were 651 voters in the first advance polls.
Chief Election Officer Gina Albers says the low turnout comes despite more advertising and more voting opportunities this time around.
Albers says there are two voting opportunities left to for council and mayor, school district trustees, and whether or not the proposed Public Works Facility project will proceed.
She’s hoping to see an increase in voter turnout at the October 17 and 20 voting stations.”
More information about voting options, requirements can be found at www.quesnel.ca/election.