Voters line up at advance polls on Wednesday

ELECTION 2014: Turnout at advance poll double 2011 election

Turnout at this year's advance polls doubled that of 2011, according to a news release issued by the City of Revelstoke.

Turnout at this year’s advance polls doubled that of 2011, according to a news release issued by the City of Revelstoke.

According to Teresa LeRose, the Chief Elections Officer for the City of Revelstoke, 973 advance ballots were cast at two advance polls this year.

In 2011, 486 ballots were cast at the lone advance poll.

So far, 17 per cent of 5,664 potential registered voters have cast ballots. In 2011, only nine per cent of potential registered voters cast ballots in advance polls.

“We are pleased that the community is so engaged in the election process this year,” stated LeRose in a news release. “It is important that each resident and non-resident property elector ensures their voice is heard by voting.

General voting takes place at the community centre on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The city is providing free transit throughout the day. If you need help getting to the polls, call 250-837-3888.

Only 36 per cent of eligible voters cast a ballot in 2011. The city amended it’s election bylaw earlier this year to add a second day of advance voting.

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