While regular voting day will take place on Saturday, Nov. 15, some Cariboo residents took advantage of advance polling opportunities setting records in some cases.
At city hall, the advanced election for mayor and council attracted a record total of 1,195 voters.
Those numbers compare to 985 advance voters in 2011, 709 in 2008 and 840 in 2005, communications co-ordinator Ken MacInnis confirmed Thursday.
Cariboo Regional District chief election officer Alice Johnston said the CRD processed 138 votes on Nov. 5 and 61 on Nov. 10.
“In Quesnel, we had about 60 voters on Nov. 5, and 59 voters on Nov. 10,” Johnston said.
About 25 people participated in advance polls for school trustee for Zone 4 and 5, said Connee Newberry, deputy chief election officer for School District 27.
There is no election by voting for Zone 6 — City of Williams Lake — because the seat was declared acclaimed for Brice O’Neill after candidate Jana Ross withdrew her name from the running.
People wanting to vote for a school trustee in Zone 4 — Cariboo Regional District Area F and Part of Cariboo Regional District D [approximately north of Fern Road and East of Campbell Road] — will be able to vote at Big Lake School, Horsefly School, Likely School and 150 Mile House School and electors who reside within CRD Electoral Area D and Zone 4 may vote at Wildwood School.
There is also an election for Zone 5 which includes most of CRD Areas D and E conforming to SD27 boundaries, plus fringe areas of Williams Lake such as parts of South Lakeside Drive with civic addresses greater than 1411, Sunset Drive and Waters Drive.
Voting venues for Zone 5 include Chilcotin Road School, Dog Creek School, McLeese Lake Hall, Mountview School and Wildwood School.
Electors who reside within the City of Williams Lake municipal boundaries and Zone 5 may vote at Marie Sharpe School between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
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Election results are expected to be announced as early as 8:30 p.m.