According to an update from City of Quesnel chief election officer Gina Albers, 691 residents or property holders have now cast their votes for city councillor, school trustee and the Public Works Referendum at Quesnel’s three general voting locations (City Hall, Dragon Lake Elementary School and Correlieu Secondary School).
The updated count was released to media just after 1 p.m. today (Oct. 20). At around 10:30 a.m., 270 locals had voted.
The current number so far represents nine per cent of eligible voters in the City of Quesnel. The Civic Info B.C. website estimates there are 7,484 eligible voters for the Quesnel municipal election.
According to City of Quesnel records, a total of 3,205 people voted in the 2014 municipal election.