Advance poll numbers slip in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon

Voters across Canada are either eager to voice their political preference, or they've got other plans for the May 2 election day, according to preliminary advance poll numbers released Tuesday.

Voters across Canada are either eager to voice their political preference, or they’ve got other plans for the May 2 election day, according to preliminary advance poll numbers released Tuesday.

More than two million voted in advance election polls, a 34.5 per cent increase over the 1.5 million who voted early in 2008.

But in the Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon riding, the estimated advance poll numbers slipped a little to 3,808 compared to the 4,497 in October, 2008.

Susan Friend, Elections Canada spokesperson in B.C., said the estimated voter turnout at the Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon polling stations was “extremely heavy” on Friday and “slow but steady” on Saturday.

Monday was the “heaviest day” of all, she said.

Nationally, those two days were “the two busiest days of advance voting ever” as about 676,000 voters cast ballots on Friday and 823,000 on Monday.

The total estimated turnout at advance polls in B.C. was 243,247.

 

The preliminary figures are based on numbers reported by returning officers, and are not final until all the votes are counted on election day and the results validated.

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Hope’s visitor centre re-opens, as tourism revs up in the area

Visitor centre, area tourism businesses open doors as B.C. travel allowed by provincial government

Harrison Festival Society unveils further summer lineup

Children’s concert, drum making on deck for July 15 and 18

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board says sales double in June, buyers returning to market

Month’s property sales rebound 113% over May’s sales, 32% over June last year

Return of the Jedi – and the Chilliwack Cultural Centre art gallery

The O’Connor Group Art Gallery re-opens today with Chris Woods’ Star Wars themed paintings

Fraser River may surge one more time next week

It’s unusual for the Fraser River to peak twice in one season, let alone three times

The pandemic is widening Canada’s workplace gender gap

Gender pay gap is incentivizing fathers to work while mothers watch children, a new B.C. study has found

Investigation clears RCMP in incident where man fell from Langley overpass

‘Officers acted commendably and placed themselves at risk’ police watchdog report finds

Ex-Okanagan Mountie forfeits 20 days’ pay after sexual misconduct review

A former Vernon RCMP constable made sexual comments, grabbed genitals of male officer in two incidents 10 years ago

Rural Chilliwack residents asked to stay indoors, lock doors amid heavy police presence

Heavy police presence in rural Chilliwack neighbourhood as RCMP contend with ‘serious situation’

Councillor Doug Elford Surrey’s acting mayor during McCallum’s “health concern” absence

Mayor issued a statement Tuesday night saying he’ll be back on the job by Monday

Man found dead on Okanagan trail identified as Hollywood actor

GoFundMe campaign launched for man found dead at summit of Spion Kop

3 people dead in Prince George motel fire

Fire personnel believe the blaze was suspicious although investigation in early stages

B.C. sets terms to review police, mental health, race relations

MLAs to recommend Police Act changes by May 2021

Most Read