#QuesnelVotes2018

1,201 of 7,484 eligible voters have cast ballots so far in Quesnel election

Number represents 16% of eligible voters, with just over 3 hours to go until polling stations close

As of around 4:30 p.m. today, Oct. 20, 1,201 people have voted today in Quesnel’s municipal election.

Six seats are available on Quesnel City Council, with 11 candidates in the running, and seven school trustee positions are available, with a total of eight candidates on the ballot.

The number represents approximately 16 per cent of eligible voters who reside or own property in city limits. The Civic Info B.C. website estimates there are 7,484 people eligible to vote today.

The update means 510 people have voted in Quesnel in the last three and a half hours – the vote count at about 1 p.m. was 691.

Locals are also voting in the Public Works Referendum today.

READ MORE: A handy guide to the local election: municipal, CRD and SD28

According to City of Quesnel records, 3,205 people voted in the 2014 municipal election.

The Cariboo Regional District does not conduct vote counts before the close of the polls, meaning there are no up-to-date numbers on voters for the electoral area director elections and the North Cariboo Airport Service Referendum.

Full unofficial results for the CRD and city will be posted after 8 p.m. this evening.



editor@quesnelobserver.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Province announces $100-million grant funding for Northwest communities

The Northern Capital and Planning Grant will go to four regional districts and 22 municipalities

Quesnel ringette player excited to help Team B.C.

Katie Young will play centre for the squad at 2019 Canada Winter Games

Ranch Musings: What a wonderful long weekend in Williams Lake

Columnist David Zirnhelt is feeling hopeful after attending the Young Agrarians mixer

Editorial: The best of intentions

Laying out a plan doesn’t mean it happens quickly

Icemen and Meatheads win their first CSS floor hockey games

Meatheads scraped by 8% while the Icemen kept the Chicks with Sticks at bay.

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Names keep adding to vaccine petition started by B.C. mom

Maple Ridge mom started campaign to make vaccination a condition of attending school

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

Liberals have had three veterans-affairs ministers — Kent Hehr, Seamus O’Regan and Wilson-Raybould

Most Read