City’s advance voting up 32 per cent

A total of 2,493 people combined cast a vote during advance polls on Nov. 5 and Nov.12

Voter turnout at Campbell River’s two advance polls was up 32 per cent over 2011’s advance voting.

A total of 2,493 people combined cast a vote during advance polls on Nov. 5 and Nov.12, compared to 1,883 people in 2011.

While advance polls are now closed, all eligible voters have the opportunity to vote during general election day, which is this Saturday, Nov. 15.

Last year, just less than 30 per cent of eligible voters in Campbell River cast a ballot. This year, voters will be electing a city council to serve for four years, after the term was recently increased from three years.

The Mirror has covered all four candidate forums, a mayor’s breakfast put on by the Chamber of Commerce, and published Q & A segments with the candidates and all of their bios, in an effort to provide voters with the information they need to vote. Also, some candidates have provided answers to the questions posed at last Thursday’s YPCR forum and they have been posted to the Mirror’s website (campbellrivermirror.com).

Polls will be open on Saturday at the Community Centre, Sportsplex and Discovery Passage Elementary from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Eligible Campbell River voters are encouraged to cast their ballots for one mayor, six councillors and five school trustees.

The city is providing free transit that day to help get people to the polling locations.

People can get to the Community Centre from all local bus routes, to the Sportsplex by routes 1, 2 and 5 and to Discovery Passage Elementary School on route 4.

Find more transit information online at www.bctransit.com/regions/cam or call 250-287-7433.