Voter turnout high at advance polls

  • May. 13, 2005 7:00 p.m.

Voter turnout for the first day of the advance poll (May 11) was extremely high, and election officials are expecting a higher-than-normal turnout on general voting day Tuesday.
Doug Kydd, deputy district electoral officer for the North Coast, said voter turnout was up 75-percent throughout BC, compared to the first day of the advance poll in 2001.
Every district had a higher than average number of voters, he said, with increases ranging from 15-percent in Prince George to more than 300 percent in a Surrey riding.
Polls are open May 17 from 8 am to 8 pm at the village office in Old Massett, community hall in Masset, community hall in Port Clements, fire hall in Tlell, community hall in Skidegate, visitor info centre in Queen Charlotte and the Lions’ Hall in Sandspit.
The Observer will post the North Coast results on our website as soon as they are available Tuesday night.