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Voting? Thousands already have in Tri-Cities

More than 22,000 voters in the two Tri-City ridings cast a ballot in advance polls last weekend
Advance polls
Advance voting was brisk last weekend, Elections Canada reports.

Advance poll results show a substantial number of Tri-City voters cast a ballot last weekend so they won't be caught in a crush or time-crunch this Monday, Oct. 19.

According to Elections Canada, 11,191 Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam voters headed to the polling booth early while 11,006 voters in Port Moody-Coquitlam did the same.

According to the preliminary figures, some 3.6 million Canadian electors voted at the four advance polling dates over the long weekend, a 71% increase from the 2,100,855 electors who voted in advance in the 2011 general election.
This increase was due in part to an additional advance voting day on Sunday, offered for the first time.

Over 850,000 Canadians voted on Friday and over 1.2 million on Monday, representing the two busiest days of advance voting ever.

It should be noted that these figures are estimates. Not all polls may have yet been reported.