Final advance poll numbers ahead of Saturday’s Lake Country referendum

Still general voting day Saturday but residents have come out in strong showing at Lake Country advance polls for CN corridor acquisition

With the last of the advance polls for the Lake Country Okanagan Rail Corridor borrowing bylaw referendum now closed, 2,853 electors have cast their votes, over 30 per cent of eligible voters have participated thus far.

There were 773 voters that turned out at the advance poll held at Municipal Hall on Tuesday. The results of all polls will be tallied by election officials once the polls close on general voting day Saturday, April 25th.

“In the advance polls alone we have beat the 2014 general election turnout and hope to see even more people at the polls on Saturday,” said chief election officer Reyna Seabrook. “The election officials have done a fantastic job in expediting people through the voting process and we are well-prepared for a large turnout Saturday so that wait times are kept to an absolute minimum.”

Eligible Lake Country electors will have one final opportunity to have their say in this referendum by casting their ballot on general voting day Saturday, April 25 at George Elliot Secondary School, Community Gym with the polls open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“I hope to see our community fully engaged in this important issue and exercising their democratic opportunity to vote in this referendum,” said Mayor James Baker. “It’s so important for residents to come out to vote, to ensure they have their say in shaping our community’s future and to be informed in making that decision.”