Quesnel vote count still very low


Quesnel vote count still very low

Less than 20 per cent of eligible voters have cast their ballot as of 6:30 p.m.

With only an hour and a half to go in today’s municipal election, 1,437 of 7,484 eligible voters have cast ballots in Quesnel.

Eleven candidates are in the running for one of six spots on Quesnel City council and eight school trustees aim to secure one of the seven places available too.

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The percentage of voters who have exercised their right to the franchise is just under 20. Since the last count at 4:30 p.m, 236 people have voted.

Early estimates are trending towards a much lower vote count that the previous election in 2014 where 3,205 people cast ballots.

243 people voted in the first two advance polls.

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


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