During the first advanced polling, 211 city residents came out; bringing the total for both advanced voting days to 540.
In 2011, 665 people voted in the advanced polling opportunities.
Chief Elections Officer, Janet Prestley attributes the “slightly lower” voter turnout to the fact that there’s no mayoral race or referendum question as there was in the previous municipal election.
General Election Day is November 15th, and again will be open 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Pomeroy Sports Centre.
There’s also a special voting opportunity being held on General Election Day at the Fort St. John Hospital for patients and staff, and will be held 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The hospital is located on 8407 – 112th Avenue.
Voters are being reminded to bring with them two pieces of identification – at least one of them containing a signature.