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7,300 votes have already been cast in municipal election

Election day is Oct. 24, with voting open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
During six days of advanced voting, more than 7,300 ballots were cast (including some mail-in ballots).

Advanced voting days saw more than 7,300 people cast their ballot ahead of next Monday’s official municipal election day.

Most of those votes were made this past weekend, which featured the second set of three advanced voting days. From Friday through Sunday, nearly 6,100 people voted for who they’d like to see on city council and local school boards for the next four years.

This past weekend saw polling stations set up in each of the six wards. Advanced voting was offered at city hall only during the first three days of advanced voting (Oct. 8-10).

That first batch of days saw 1,240 ballots cast.

Those figures include some mail-in ballots, noted city clerk Stephen O’Brien.

Polling stations will be open at locations throughout the city for election day, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

As a pilot program for the 2022 election, appointments can be made to have an ASL sign language interpreter. An interpreter can be booked for a virtual session to assist the voter on election day at the location they request. 

Contact the city clerk’s office by Oct. 17 to make an appointment.

During three days of advanced polls in 2018, there were about 5,400 ballots cast, accounting for six per cent of eligible voters. 

The 2014 municipal election saw 2,985 advanced in-person ballots with another 12,726 from advanced online voting – something city council hasn’t allowed since.