Election 2014: Advance polls busy

Voter turnout is on the rise in Chilliwack, according to results from the first advance poll of 2014 Municipal Election.

Voter turnout is on the rise in Chilliwack, according to results from the first advance poll of 2014 Municipal Election.

A total of 540 votes were cast on Nov. 5, confirmed city officials who received the number from the chief electoral officer.

That compares with 303 people who voted in the first advance voting day during the last elections in 2011.

That makes it a 78 per cent spike in voter turnout on the first chance voters were given in Chilliwack.

The next advance voting opportunity is Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at City Hall on Young Road.

General voting day is Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at several locations. Click here for locations.

Special voting for residents, family members and the employees at: Chilliwack General Hospital/Bradley Centre 45600 Menholm Road on Friday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Cascade Lodge, 45586 McIntosh Drive, also on Friday, Nov. 14, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.