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.
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.