May 14, 2013 - 12:46 PM
B.C. will hold a general vote for its 40th election tomorrow but 6,475 Penticton residents have already made their mark in advance polls. That's a little more than 15 per cent of the 42,651 eligible voters in the riding.
Four candidates have thrown in their hats for a chance to be the Penticton riding MLA. The race will arguably be dominated by Liberal candidate Dan Ashton and NDP candidate Richard Cannings.
Ashton has stepped down, temporarily, as Penticton's mayor and chair of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. Cannings is a well-known biologist and instructor.
Doug Maxwell is the candidate for the B.C. First party and Sean Upshaw is the choice for the B.C. Conservatives. The provincial Tories were snubbed early in the election campaign when former federal Conservative Stockwell Day threw in his support for the B.C. Liberals.
To find out where to vote today check your voter registration cards. Alternatively residents can go to Elections BC to learn more.
In Penticton there will be polling stations at seven locations - West Bench Elementary School, Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, PDSCL Housing Services on Power Street, Uplands Elementary School, Columbia Elementary School, Concordia Lutheran Church on Church Street, Seventh Day Adventist on Warren Avenue and Wilste Elementary School.
Summerland will have three locations - Trout Creek Elementary School on Nixon Road, Summerland Seniors Centre and Summerland United Church. Naramata will have only one at the Naramata Centre on Ellis Avenue.
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