40% of North Shore voters have returned ballots as referendum deadline looms

With the deadline for returning referendum ballots on electoral reform looming at the end of day Friday, Dec. 7, voters on the North Shore have returned almost 40 per cent of their ballots.

That puts the North Shore on par with the province as a whole, which has also seen about 40 per cent of voting packages returned.

article continues below

As of Thursday morning, North Vancouver-Seymour and West Vancouver-Capilano voters were in the lead on the North Shore, have returned 42.5 and 42.1 per cent of ballots, respectively. Voters in North Vancouver-Lonsdale had returned 35.7 per cent of their ballots, while West Vancouver-Sea to Sky voters had returned 35.3 per cent of theirs.

The mail-in referendum is being held to determine whether B.C. should keep the current first-past-the-post system of forming government or switch to a form of proportional representation.

The deadline by which Elections BC must receive completed ballots is Dec. 7.

Voters who didn’t get their ballots in the mail can still drop them off before 4:30 p.m. Friday at the North Vancouver referendum office at 120 Lonsdale Ave.  

 

 

 

Read Related Topics

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The North Shore News welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

Popular News

Community Event Calendar


Find out what's happening in your community and submit your own local events.