Peace River North advance polls draw three per cent more voters

Last election 1,982 out of the 22,577 eligible voters turned out to vote on advance poll days. Saturday was the busiest polling day, with 904 residents casting their ballots, in addition to the 678 that turned out on Friday.

In Peace River South, 1,883 of the 18,066 eligible voters came out to the advance polls.  At 10.4 per cent of voters, that’s two per cent more than the 8.4 per cent that voted in 2009. During the last provincial election, 1,429 out of the 16,971 eligible voters went to the advance polls. Voting declined over the four days, with the least turnout of 397 on Saturday, and 466 on Friday.

Across the province, over 380,000 voters turned out to the advance polls out of the over 3.1 million eligible for 12.2 per cent of the vote. That’s up 2.1 per cent over 2009, when 10.1 per cent of eligible voters cast advance polls.


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Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.