It was a record advance voter turnout for the Kamloops civic election.
City of Kamloops Chief Election Officer Scott Redgrove says over 3,000 people turned out during the three days of balloting which ended yesterday, October 17.
Redgrave says the total represents about 5% of the 68,000 eligible voters in the city.
“We actually had higher numbers in 2015 for the performing arts centre referendum,” he said. “We had 3,600 in total and that was only over two days.”
“But for a general election in advance voting this did set a record. So 3,097 votes cast over the three days. The next closest in a general election was 2014 when we had 2,500 so we are up about 25%.”
The advance voter turn out actually increases to 3,554 when you add in the special voting opportunities at Thompson Rivers University and Assisted Living Facilities.
The total turnout during the 2014 Kamloops civic election was 30%.
Looks like the last day at advance voting in #Kampaign18 was a busy one. More people voted yesterday than in the previous two advance voting days combined. A total 3,554 people cast an advanced ballot this year. #Kamloops #kampoli pic.twitter.com/7yteskKu0h
— shane woodford (@WoodfordCHNL) October 18, 2018