That 47.5 per cent of voters is up 6.5 per cent over the last election when 9,304 of the 22,577 eligible voters cast ballots.
In Peace River South, 8,415 of the 18,006 eligible voters came out to the polls, or 46.7 per cent. That’s 1.2 per cent more than in 2009, when 7,655 of the 16,791 eligible voters cast a ballot.
On the other hand, in the province overall, voter turnout was at a record low, with 48 per cent of eligible voters coming out to the polls. The turnout was a shock, after a record high number of people voted in the advance polls.