Poll workers saw a steady pace of voters throughout the day on Saturday, Oct. 15, leading to a voter turnout that was about 10 percentage points higher than the last municipal election.
In all, 10,359 votes were cast, with a voter turnout of about 35 per cent of an estimated 24,167 eligible voters. In 2018, voter turnout was approximately 25 per cent.
In 2018, 6,522 people voted of a total 25,670 eligible. The 25.4 per cent voter turn out rate was 10.2 per cent lower than the provincial average.
At the Campbell River Community Centre there was a steady stream of voters throughout the day, which prompted election officials to say the turnout would be notably high in this election.
“We’re having a really great voter turnout,” said City poll worker Lynsey Daur. “It’s been very busy all day, it’s been great to see.”
Daur said that advance polling days have also seen a high rate of turn out.
“The first one was a bit slower, but the second one was also quite busy,” she said. “It’s been really good participation by the community. That was good to see.”