Parksville residents head to the polls on Saturday

Residents being asked to give the city permission to borrow $5.6 million for a water treatment plant

Parksville residents are being asked Saturday to give the city permission to borrow $5.6 million to help pay for its part of a $28.3 million water treatment facility.

Assent Voting day — that’s what this referendum is officially called — is Saturday.

On Nov. 21. Parksville residents can vote at either the Parksville Community and Conference Centre (PCCC) or the Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church on Pym Street from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Those who want to cast a ballot must show up with two pieces of identification, one containing a name and address and the other with name and signature (examples include a B.C. driver’s licence, B.C. Care Card, birth certificate, passport). If you do not have documentation showing residency, then two pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) are still required and you will be asked to make a solemn declaration as to residency.

For questions about the voting process, call the chief electoral officer, 250-954-3070.

The length of the voters’ list should be roughly the same as the amount of people eligible to vote during the last municipal election in 2014. There were about 9,600 eligible voters in the 2014 city elections when only 3,383 cast ballots (about 35 per cent).

For results of the referendum, visit www.pqbnews.com on Sunday morning.

— NEWS Staff

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