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Referendum ballots roll in

Nearly four per cent of eligible B.C. voters have mailed in their ballots in the provincial electoral reform referendum.

On Monday, that number was just 0.7 per cent.

Residents have until the end of the month to send in ballots that will determine whether future provincial elections will be run with the current first-past-the-post system, or a form of proportional representation.

As of Friday morning, Elections BC had received 121,888 ballots from the 3.29 million eligible voters, or 3.7 per cent.

Across ridings encompassing the Okanagan, Boundary-Similkameen and Shuswap, that percentage is slightly more than 6.5 per cent.

Kelowna's three ridings combined have sent in 6.39 per cent of ballots. That works out to 9,395 out of 146,913 eligible ballots returned to date.

The following is a breakdown of ballots received by riding.

Riding Kel-LC Kel-Miss Kel West Ver Pen Boun-Sim Shuswap
Votes 3,402 4,090 1,903 2,614 2,390 3,889 2,663
Eligible 49,248 47,821 49,884 49,622 46,184 35,358 43,885
Percent 6.9 8.6 3.8 5.3 5.2 11 6.1

Ballots must be received by Elections BC no later than Friday, Nov. 30.



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