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Turnout at advanced polls low ahead of Kamloops byelection on Saturday

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September 28, 2017 - 1:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - Even with a third day of advanced voting in the Kamloops byelection, numbers are still down from the last time residents cast ballots ahead of general voting day.

Only 2,969 votes were cast during advanced voting on Sept. 20, Sept. 21 and Sept. 27 for the byelection to elect a mayor and two city councillors, compared to 3,609 over two days of advanced voting in the Performing Arts Centre referendum back in 2015.

However, the numbers this year are up compared to the last general election in 2014 which only saw 2,526 voters show up during three days of advanced polls.

The byelection is being held to fill the mayor's chair vacated by Peter Milobar when he was elected to the provincial legislature. Two council seats left vacant by Ken Christian and Marg Spina are up for grabs as well. Christian left his post to run for mayor while Spina resigned for health reasons.

General voting day is Saturday, Sept. 30. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

A list of where to vote can be found here.

Find past stories on the Kamloops byelection here.

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