Advance voting heavy in Comox Valley

The Comox Valley had the second-largest number of people among B.C. constituencies who cast a ballot in the first three days.

The Comox Valley had the second-largest number of people among B.C. constituencies who cast a ballot in the first three days of advance voting for the 40th provincial election.

A total of 6,133 Comox Valley residents voted Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, according to Elections BC. Saturday results were not available.

Voter turnout in Saanich North and the Islands was 6,523 the first three days. Parksville-Qualicum was the only other constituency topping the 6,000 mark.

More than 100,000 votes were cast Wednesday. Nearly 82,000 votes were counted Thursday, while Friday was just shy of 81,000 votes.

At 49,503, the Valley has the second-highest number of registered voters among B.C.’s 85 electoral districts. Surrey-Cloverdale has 51,811. The number of registered voters in B.C. exceeds three million people.

General voting day is Tuesday. All eligible B.C. residents can vote at any general voting place in the province between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. You’re eligible if you are 18 or older, a Canadian citizen and have resided in British Columbia for at least the past six months.

Voters are reminded to bring their Where to Vote card to the voting place and identification to get a ballot.

For more information, visit www.elections.bc.ca or phone 1-800-661-8683 (toll-free).

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The Comox Valley Record will provide election night coverage Tuesday.

The polls close at 8 p.m., but don’t expect results for at least one hour afterward because it takes time for votes to be counted. Once results start flowing, we will keep you updated as regularly as possible.

Reporters Erin Haluschak, Renee Andor and Scott Stanfield will visit the election-night headquarters of the Comox Valley Liberal, NDP, Conservative and Green candidates and will provide updates.

You can find updates at our website (www.comoxvalleyrecord.com) and on our Facebook page (Comox Valley Record Newsroom). You can also keep up by following us on Twitter @CVRecord.

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On page 3 of Tuesday’s Comox Valley Record, you can read the results of the final two election-related live tweet sessions with NDP candidate Kassandra Dycke and Conservative candidate Diane Hoffmann.

 

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