VICTORIA, B.C. – Elections BC has updated their voter turnout for the 2020 Provincial Election from 52.4 percent registered voters to 54.5 percent.
These updated numbers are based on the number of registered voters when the general voter registration closed on September 26th and the number of valid votes and rejected ballots that were cast during all the opportunities to vote.
According to Elections BC, in total, there were 1,900,353 voters in the 2020 Provincial Election, which was down approximately 86,000 votes compared to the 2017 Provincial Election when there were 1,986,374 voters, which was the second-highest total in B.C. electoral history.
This year’s election saw a record of 724,279 voters request vote-by-mail packages. However, only 596,287 voters returned their voting package by the closing date.
Here in the Peace Region, in the 2020 Provincial Election for Peace River North, 12,098 people voted, compared to 14,646 in 2017. While in Peace River South, 7,544 people voted compared to 8,736 in 2017.
The below image compares voting from this year to 2017, and a full breakdown of votes can be viewed on the Elections BC website.