(PQB News file photo)

(PQB News file photo)

More than 1,200 electors in Qualicum Beach take advantage of 2nd advance voting day

Total of 2,277 ballots cast so far ahead of general election day on Oct. 15

Moe than 1,200 Qualicum Beach voters cast ballots on Wednesday (Oct. 12) in the second round of advance voting at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre.

The town’s chief election officer, Heather Svensen, reported 1,265 electors cast ballots, combined with 1,012 on the first day of advance voting (Oct. 5), bringing the total number of ballots cast so far to 2,277.

“We are pleased to see the civic spirit of our community thriving,” said Svensen. “With the high advance voter turnout and more than 350 mail ballots requested so far, we expect Qualicum Beach’s historic high voter turnout to continue.”

READ MORE: More than 1,000 voters cast advance ballots in Qualicum Beach

The civic centre (747 Jones St.) is designated as the voting place on general voting day on Oct. 15. Voting is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

If voters wish to avoid the most popular times, ballots are best cast in the late afternoon or evening, according to the release. Eligible electors that are not on the list of registered electors can register at the voting place immediately before voting, after providing identification.

For further information, visit the town’s website at qualicumbeach.com/council-election, email elections@qualicumbeach.com, call 250-738-2207, or visit town hall.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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