The voting period in the transit and transportation plebiscite is officially over.
Elections BC and plebiscite offices stopped accepting ballots as of 8pm.
Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner says she is feeling optimistic about the campaign, which would bring millions of dollars in funding for light rapid transit lines in Surrey.
She adds she is pleased with the turnout, around 45% region-wide, although it was less in Surrey, around 40%.
“I would be very pleased with that kind of a turn out in a local election, so I think when you look at historically referendums, if we take a look at the HST; I think we are pretty comparable in terms of that kind of turn out.”
Metro Vancouver residents voted on a 0.5 per cent regional Congestion Improvement sales tax.
It would fund a proposed 10-year, 7.5 billion dollar transit plan.