Advance voter turnout has increased in Regina for the 2016 civic election.
The City of Regina reported 7,296 votes were cast during advance voting. This was an increase of just over 31 per cent from the 2012 civic election, which saw just over 5,500 people take advantage of the advance polls.
“We feel that our efforts to help people understand how easy and convenient it is to vote, particularly across six locations over four days,” Chief Returning Officer Jim Nicol said. “We will build on that for the 2020 election.”
Nicol said he feels their presence on social media played a big part in getting people out to vote.
“It was just a collective effort and we found a message that appears to have resonated with the public.”
Nicol said the drive thru station will be heavily promoted for the 2020 election.
The numbers for each individual polling station are:
- City hall – 599
- City hall drive thru – 484
- Northgate Mall – 1,639
- Northwest Leisure Centre – 1,173
- South Leisure Centre – 1,420
- Victoria Square Mall – 1,981