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Campbell River voter turn out up 10 percentage points over 2018 - City

Steady flow of people came through voting stations in Campbell River throughout the day
There were 10,359 people who cast their vote this year. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

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.”

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