Despite only 4% of transit plebiscite ballots being returned to Elections BC since voting began two weeks ago, the “yes” campaign and its supporters are remaining optimistic.
At a “mid-campaign” rally, hosted by the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition in downtown Vancouver Wednesday night, many yes voters say they’re confident their voices will be the loudest.
“I want to see increased service for students, because right now we know that the demand for service is well above what is available.”
“I voted yes, I put in my ballot afew days ago. One thing that has stuck out in my mind, I have a lot of friends who work late, having more night buses would be absolutely key.”
“One vote can put action to actually doing something that is going to reduce a lot of greenhouse gas emissions.”
Iain Black with the Vancouver Board of Trade says it’s a reflection of the staged mailing.
“I think it’s not at all surprising to see that low voter urn out because many people, including me, just got our ballots afew days ago.”
Elections BC has mailed out more than 1.5 million ballots.
You have until 8 p.m. on May 29 to return it.