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Advance Poll Numbers in the Cariboo Show More Interest in this Federal Election

The trend of people voting early in the Cariboo continues.

Andrea Marantz, a spokesperson with Elections Canada, goes over the numbers for this year’s election…

“In Cariboo-Prince George, 12,380 electors cast their ballots over those four days. And in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, 19,006 people were able to vote.”

The Cariboo-Prince George number is up by more than 24-hundred people compared to 2015, while the increase is even higher, around 4,800 votes, in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo.

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Marantz says almost 20 percent of eligible voters have already cast a ballot in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo…

“In Cariboo-Prince George there are 84,116 people on the list, and in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, there are 102,759. 19,000 in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo voted of a total of 102,000 people on the list, so that’s a fairly strong percentage.”

The last chance to vote will be on general election day on Monday. (October 21)

Polls will be open from 7 am until 7 pm throughout the Cariboo.

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