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BC Election 2013  

Record numbers vote in advance

Nearly 400,000 BC voters, including more than 33,000 in the six Okanagan area ridings have already cast ballots in advance of tomorrow's (Tuesday's) provincial election.

Record numbers of ballots were cast at all but a small handful of ridings across the province.

Province-wide, 380,000 advance votes were cast over four days of advance polling from Wednesday to Saturday of last week. That works out to 12.21% of eligible voters.

Four years ago, 297,000 people turned out at the advance polls.

UBC Okanagan political scientist, Wolfgang Depner, told Castanet.net a large advance turnout could be a sign the electorate wants change which would favour the NDP.

Throughout the Okanagan, all six ridings held by the BC Liberals at dissolution, also produced record turnouts over 2009 levels.

RIDING VOTES CAST % OF VOTES CAST ELIGIBLE VOTERS
Boundary-Similkameen 4,774 16.57 28,817
Penticton 6,475 15.18 42,651
Westside-Kelowna 4,649 10.37 44,830
Kelowna-Mission 5,153 11.54 44,671
Kelowna-Lake Country 5,573 12.49 44,610
Vernon-Monashee 6,817 14.72 46,322

Polls open Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Click here for a complete list of voting locations across the province.

Once the polls close Tuesday night come to Castanet.net for complete results of the 40th provincial election.



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