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Home News 1.6 million people voted in the HST referendum

1.6 million people voted in the HST referendum

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A little more than half of all registered voters participated. Elections BC is reporting over 1.6 million registered voters returned ballots for the HST referendum before the deadline on Aug. 5.

That represents a little more than half of all registered voters in the province – there were nearly 3.06 million registered voters as of July 22, 2011 – who participated in the referendum, the independent office of the Legislature points out. In comparison, the mail-based 2002 Treaty Negotiations Referendum saw 790,182 voting packages returned.

Also, a revised estimate of the overall cost of the referendum is $8.9 million, down from $12 million.

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The results of the referendum are expected to be released on or shortly after Aug. 25.

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