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.

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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.  




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