There’s one more weekend left of advanced voting, but if the early numbers are any indication, the 2017 provincial election should see a good amount of voter turnout.
Through four days of advanced voting, more than 405,000 people have cast their ballot so far, with this weekend being the last available opportunities before the rest of the province votes on May 9.
Advance voting was available Apr. 29-30, and May 3, 4, 5 and 6. General Voting Day is Tuesday May 9, voting places will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In 2013, 366,000 people voted in advance, and the number of advance voters has grown every election dating back to 1996.
It’s not yet known if B.C. will make good on an attempt to surpass 2013’s overall voting numbers; in the last general election, more than 1.8-million people voted, a turnout of 55 per cent.