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Almost five thousand people turned out to vote in advanced polls in Prince George-Peace River.

According to Election’s Canada, 4,962 people voted over the three days compared to 2,212 in the last Federal election in 2008.

Across the country, Election’s Canada saw a 34 per cent increase from the last election. The two busiest days turned out to be Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Frank Saulnier with Election’s Canada in Alberta told 880 News in Edmonton that voter turnout might have been high because of the fact the advance polls were held over the long-weekend and people are more flexible with their time. He added that the holiday gave an opportunity for more people to exercise their right to vote.

In 2008, only 49 per cent of eligible voters turned out to vote in Prince George Peace-Peace River. 

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