McCammon elementary was fairly busy with voters arriving close the noon hour on voting day, Oct. 21, 2019. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

McCammon elementary was fairly busy with voters arriving close the noon hour on voting day, Oct. 21, 2019. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Polling priorities include the economy and seniors

Voters talk about their number-one priorities as they exit the polling station

Voters were steadily braving the downpour to cast a vote at one of several Chilliwack polling stations over the noon hour.

Asked what their number-one priority issue was shaping up to be for the 2019 Federal Election, a handful of locals had a lot to say outside McCammon elementary polling station.

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Voter Debbie White was concerned about the state of the economy.

“My number one issue is the economy,” White said. “Well I think we’re on the verge of a recession and we’ll have to be careful over the next few years. I really believe in infrastructure and putting money into it so we build up the employment base.”

Voter Ian Carmichael said his overriding concern was voting with his children and grandchildren in mind.

“The challenges we’re facing with climate change and the transitions in our economy that are going to be required in order for that successful is on my mind, and what it will take for them to have a prosperous future,” Carmichael said.

Voter Yvonne Hustins said her priority in deciding who to vote for was seniors’ issues and who is looking out for them, as she did not hear a lot of discussion about their concerns.

“A lot of the seniors I speak to, as I do their taxes, talk about whether they can eat, do they take a lot of prescription drugs, and how they manage.”

For Elections Canada’s FAQ page for questions like what kind of identification to bring, click here.

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