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BC Election 2013  

Advance voting numbers remain strong

Half way through advance polling for Tuesday's provincial election, nearly 190,000 votes have already been cast across the province.

That's 40,000 more votes than were cast over two days of advancing polling in 2009, the largest turnout on record.

During Thursday's advance polls, 81,917 ballots were cast in the province for a two day total of 188,754.

Through the five Okanagan ridings, 7,452 votes were cast Thursday.

That means 16,742 votes have already been cast through the Okanagan which works out to 7.5 per cent of the total electorate.

In 2009, a total of 297,201 advance votes were cast across the province while in the Okanagan, the four day total was 21,782.

The two day totals across the region break down this way:

RIDING VOTES % OF VOTES ELIGIBLE VOTERS
Penticton 3,737 11.44 42,651
Westside-Kelowna 2,608 8.42 44,830
Kelowna-Mission 2,869 9.66 44,671
Kelowna-Lake Country 3,001 8.95 44,610
Vernon-Monashee 3,922 10.50 46,322

Advance polls are open until 8 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday.

General voting day is Tuesday, May 14 when polls again open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

BC voters can cast a ballot at any advance polling station in the province. You must show proof of your identity and residential address.

Click here for a complete list of advance and general voting stations.

Castanet will have complete coverage of the BC election with results of all Okanagan and area ridings as well as coverage of the leaders riding and overall provincial numbers.



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