Residents to hit polls on Saturday

The polls are open in Alberni's civic election on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Glenwood Centre, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The campaigning is finished, the manoeuvring is done and all that is left to be done is waiting for ballots to be counted in Port Alberni’s municipal election.

The polls are open on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Glenwood Centre from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and if advanced poll numbers are anything to go by then the turnout should be healthy, city clerk Davina Sparrow said.

There were 798 voters who cast their ballots in advanced and special voting polls this week, up from the 685 who came out at the same time in 2008, Sparrow said.

Special vote days are held at West Coast General Hospital and seniors’ facilities, Sparrow said.

“There were 425 votes on Tuesday at Alberni Elementary alone,” Sparrow said.

Voters must be over age 18, a Canadian citizen, and a B.C. resident for the past six months. They must also have been a resident of B.C. for the past 30 days.

Voters require two pieces of identification including proof of address to be able to vote. “If they’re not on the list then they need to speak to us,” Sparrow said.

Ballots close at 8 p.m. Preliminary results will be posted at city hall, on the city website and on a provincial civic election website afterward.

Watch for results at www.albernivalleynews.com.

reporter@albernivalleynews.com

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