Over 20,000 Richmond residents voted at advance polls

Over 20,000 people across Richmond’s four ridings turned out to vote at the advanced polls, according to Elections BC.

The electoral body has released preliminary turnout figures from the seven days of advance polls (Oct. 15 to 21).

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In total, 20,471 Richmond voters voted between Oct. 15 and 21.

Richmond-Queensborough saw the largest advance voter turnout, with 7,149 out of the riding’s 39,788 registered voters (about 18 per cent) casting their ballot early.

Richmond-Steveston wasn’t far behind, with just over 15 per cent of voters heading to the polls over the past week. In total, 5,759 of the riding’s 36,844 registered voters voted early.

Meanwhile, Richmond North Centre saw 3,819 people (around 10 per cent) head to the advance polls, and Richmond South Centre, 3,744 (about 11 per cent).

In those ridings, respectively, there are 37,190 and 33,522 registered voters.

Across the province, 681,055 people voted early.

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