Advance polls break a record

Attendance numbers from the 2014 Election advance polls held this week have broken the record.

The 2014 General Election is being held to elect one Mayor, six Councillors and four School Board Trustees for the 2014-2018 term. Advance voting took place at Penticton City Hall, 171 Main St., on Wednesday, Nov. 5 and at Cherry Lane Mall on Thursday, Nov. 6 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. each day.

On the first day of advance polls, 746 of ballots were cast, and 1,147 ballots cast on the second day, for a two-day total of 1,893. Advance poll attendance in 2011 totalled 790.

The Local Government Act now allows all citizens to vote during advance polls should they choose.

General voting day is Saturday, Nov. 15 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, 273 Power St.

Mail ballot voting is available for those persons who qualify as electors, who have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity or persons who expect to be absent from the municipality on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities. Mail ballots must be received by the Chief Election Officer before the close of voting on general voting day. Please contact Elections Penticton for particulars on mail ballot voting.

For more information, please contact Elections Penticton at 250-490-2400 or visit the Elections Penticton page.