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Fort St. John byelection: Advance poll turnout up

Second advanced poll opens on May 12
First round of advanced voting opened May 5 for the Fort St. John byelection.

The City of Fort St. John says 241 ballots were cast during the first round of advanced voting on Wednesday.

That compares to 116 ballots for the 2017 byelection, which saw an overall turnout of just 7%.

Election day takes place at the Pomeroy Sport Centre May 15, with a second advance voting poll on May 12. Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Special voting opportunities will take place May 13 at Peace Villa from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Peace Lutheran Apartments from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; and Heritage Manor from 4 to 5 p.m.

A special voting opportunity will take place May 15 at the Fort St. John Hospital from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

The new councillor will take their Oath of Office on May 25.

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