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Voting in advance polls brisk in Port Moody-Coquitlam

Voting was brisk on the weekend at advance polls for the Port Moody-Coquitlam byelection. - FILE
Voting was brisk on the weekend at advance polls for the Port Moody-Coquitlam byelection.
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Saturday was a busy day for advance voting in the riding of Port Moody-Coquitlam when nearlly 1,000 people turned out to the polls.

The turnout ran counter to expectations because advance poll numbers typically drop as the polling continues through the week. However, Elections BC communications manager Don Main said the numbers overall are within a per centage point of what the advance poll numbers were during the 2009 provincial election.

According to elections BC, a total of 2,665 residents voted in the advance polls last week compared to 3,178 votes cast in advance polls in the 2009 general election.

Polls will be open for general voting from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Thursday,April 19.

For more information and a complete list of general voting day voting locations, visit the Elections BC website at www.elections.bc.ca.

 

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