Qualicum Beach sees high voter turnout on second advanced voting day

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Qualicum Beach held a second advanced voting day for its byelection on May 12 and had 842 electors cast ballots, according to Chief Election Officer Heather Svensen.

These votes, combined with the first day of advance voting (647) brought the total number of ballots cast to 1,489 over the two days (May 5 and 12).  

“We are pleased to see the civic spirit of our community thriving despite the perilous time we find ourselves in with the COVID-19 pandemic. Compared to the 2018 general local election, voter turnout for the two advance voting opportunities was just 639 votes less than the advance opportunities for the 2018 general election. With over 600 mail ballots returned and counting, to be processed on general election day, we expect Qualicum Beach’s historic high voter turnout to continue,” Svensen said.

The Qualicum Beach Civic Centre is designated as the voting place for general voting day on May 15. Voting is open from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

The town said if you wish to avoid the most popular times on voting day, cast your ballot in the late afternoon or evening. Eligible electors not on the list of registered electors can register at the voting place immediately before voting.

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