According to Elections BC, more than a third of registered Metro Vancouver have mailed in their ballot in the transit funding plebiscite.
Just over 537,000 ballots have been received out of the 1.56 million mailed out. That means almost 115,000 ballots were mailed in the past week.
As of Wednesday April 29th, 455,000 ballots have been actually screened by Elections BC. Most of the screened ballots continue to come from Vancouver, at 123,000.
That’s almost 30% of Vancouver voters. Participation rates are similar in Surrey, at 85,000 or 28.9% and pretty much right across the region, with participation as high as 33% in Maple Ridge, and as low as 21% in the City of Langley.
Top three municipalities for ballot returns
1. At 38.1% the Village of Belcarra has the highest return
2. Corporation of Delta comes in 2nd place at 33.7%
3. City of Maple Ridge is just slightly behind at 32.6%
Least amount of ballots returned
This dubious distinction goes to the City of Langley at 21.2 %
The plebiscite has also seen a change in the number of people registered to vote.
When the excercise started, Elections BC noted there were 1.5 million voters. It now says there are 1.56 million.