“At the 8:00 p.m. closing of polls for the first advance voting day, 259 electors had registered and voted,” Northern Rockies said in a written statement. “To put this number in perspective, in the first advance voting day in the 2011 election there were 241 voters and in the 2008 election there were only 54 voters.”

Yesterday was also the first time that Northern Rockies electors had the opportunity to vote using an electronic vote tabulator.

Northern Rockies adds, “Many voters noted how easy the new system was to use, and not a single ballot was spoiled during the first voting opportunity.”

The next voting opportunity is Wednesday, November 12th, 8:00am – 8:00pm, at the municipal offices (5319 50th Ave South).

General voting day is Saturday November 15th, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the municipal offices.

Click here to find a full list of where you can vote in Northeast B.C.