Quesnel residents will be able to get to the polls for free next weekend, as the City and BC Transit offer rides at no cost on Saturday Oct. 20.
The free fare will apply on all routes that normally offer service on Saturdays: 1 West Quesnel, 2 Red Bluff via South Hills and 3 North Fraser.
“We work with local governments to determine which promotions they want to run throughout the year. BC Transit and the City of Quesnel decided this would be a good one for the community,” says BC Transit communications manager Jonathon Dyck.
“It’s a great way to encourage people to get out to the polls to vote in the municipal election.”
General voting for the municipal election takes place Saturday Oct. 20 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. at Quesnel City Hall, Correlieu Secondary School and Dragon Lake Elementary School.
The first opportunity for advance voting took place Oct. 10, with the chief election officer confirming that 116 ballots were cast. The next advance poll is Saturday, Oct. 13 at Quesnel City Hall, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.