Nearly 18,000 Chilliwack voters cast ballots by 5 p.m.

Turnout had surpassed 2014 numbers by 3 p.m.

Chilliwack voters are turning out in droves for the 2018 municipal election.

By 5 p.m., nearly than 18,000 people had cast their ballot, with three hours left to vote.

According to hourly stats published by the City of Chilliwack, more than 2,000 people per hour were voting.

By 3 p.m., the vote count had already surpassed the total number of votes cast in 2014.

Residents turned out early, with many people lined up outside polling stations before they opened at 8 a.m.

The busiest polling station has been Evergreen Hall, followed by Watson Elementary.

Voting stations will remain open until 8 p.m.

Check back with www.the.progress.com for results shortly after the polls close.

And go to our Facebook page to watch for reports candidate headquarters.

READ MORE: For complete election coverage click here.

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