Quesnel City Hall. Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel

Quesnel City Hall. Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel


270 ballots cast so far in City of Quesnel election

Locals can vote for up to 6 councillors and 7 school trustees, plus the Public Works Referendum

Polls in Quesnel have been open for almost three hours today (Oct. 20), and locals have been slowly making their way to city stations to cast their votes for Quesnel City Council.

City of Quesnel chief election officer Gina Albers says as of about 10:30 a.m., 270 ballots have been cast at the three general voting locations in Quesnel (City Hall, Dragon Lake Elementary School and Correlieu Secondary School).

The news comes after advance voting in the municipal election had a low turnout, with just 116 votes cast in the first advance poll on Oct. 11.

Don’t forget, public transit in Quesnel is free today, with BC Transit buses waving fares to encourage locals to get out to vote.

Polls in Quesnel are open until 8 p.m., with unofficial results expected to be released later tonight.

READ MORE: ELECTION DAY: Here’s where to vote



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