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Posted: May 2, 2019

Strong turnout to first advance poll for by-election

A total of 583 residents cast their ballots Wednesday in the first of two advance polls in the City of Cranbrook’s by-election.

In comparison, 370 ballots were cast in the first advance poll in the 2017 by-election held to fill the vacancy left when then-Councillor Tom Shypitka was elected as the Kootenay East MLA.

Also in comparison, 483 first advance poll ballots were cast in the 2018 general municipal election held in October.

The second and final advance poll is set for Wednesday, May 8 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Parkview Pavilion Senior Centre on 17th Avenue South.

General voting is Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort.

A reminder that special voting opportunities are available for admitted patients or facility residents on Friday, May 10 at the following locations and times:

Joseph Creek Village (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Scott Villa (9:15 – 9:45 a.m.)

Dr. F.W. Green Memorial Home (10 – 11:45 a.m.)

East Kootenay Regional Hospital (1 – 4:30 p.m.)

Joseph Creek Care Village (2 – 5:30 p.m.)

Mountain View Village (5 – 5:45 p.m.)

For additional information on the 2019 by-election, including details on each of the candidates, where and when to vote, elector qualifications and more, visit www.cranbrook.ca .

City of Cranbrook

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