Voter turnout appears brisk in Mission

Some polling stations reported large crowds casting their ballots

The polls are now closed, keep checking for results.

Original story:

There is still plenty of time to vote in the 2018 Mission municipal election. The polls will remain open until 8 p.m.

So far, voting appears to be brisk as several polling stations have reported large crowds of people coming in to fill in their ballots.

The Mission Leisure Centre is one of the busiest polling stations so far.

It remains to be seen if voter turnout in Mission will increase compared to the previous election.

Voter turnout was below average in Mission during the 2014 municipal election .

According to statistics on the website, in 2014 the estimated eligible voter turnout for Mission was 32.1 per cent, that’s 2.4 per cent lower than the average BC municipal turnout of 34.5 per cent in 2014.

A total of 8,259 people voted in 2014 while 17,493 eligible voters did not vote.


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