FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – The first advanced voting opportunity for the 2021 by-election opened Wednesday with double the votes compared to 2017.

The first day of voting saw 241 voters arrive to cast their ballot compared to 116 for the 2017 by-election.

The next advanced voting day will be May 12th, also at the Pomeroy Sport Centre from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Special voting opportunities are expected to occur at senior care facilities on May 13th and for the hospital on May 15th.

General Voting Day is May 15th from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pomeroy Sport Centre. It’s also the deadline to receive any mail-in ballots.

Candidates running in the by-election are Sarah MacDougall, Tom Whitton, Jim Lequiere, Jon Gosselin and Trystan Jones.

More information on the by-election can be found on the City’s website.