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A lot of Cariboo residents are choosing to vote by mail in the federal election

   The number of mail-in ballots in the two Cariboo ridings is extremely high for this federal election.
   According to Elections Canada, 4,051 people applied for a mail-in ballot in Cariboo-Prince George.
   That total includes both mail-in ballots for those planning to vote at home, and those who are out of the country or out of the riding that plan to vote.
   The total is even higher in the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding as a total of 7,102 mail-in ballots have been requested.
   That is more than the roughly 5,000 that were requested in all of Canada in 2019.
   BC Spokesperson Andrea Marantz says anyone holding on to their mail-in ballot still has a couple options to make sure their vote counts.
   ““Probably a safer bet, if you’ve got your mail-in ballot to vote, is to put it into the kit and either drop it off at a returning office or wait until Monday and then get it into a special box at each polling place that you can put it in.”

   Marantz adds they are still receiving mail-in ballots from voters.

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