Lacombe sees higher advance poll turnout
Voters wait in line to cast their ballots during Advance Poll #2 at Lacombe City Hall on Wednesday, Oct, 11, 2017. (City of Lacombe photo)
The City of Lacombe saw a higher advance poll turnout for the 2017 municipal election.
During the two advance polls held Sept. 30 and Oct. 11, nearly 400 eligible voters cast their ballots - up from 303 in the 2013 election which is an increase of 24 per cent.
"We are ready for Election Day at the Lacombe Memorial Centre on Monday, Oct. 16 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and look forward to serving the electors of Lacombe," said Dion Pollard, returning officer and chief administrative officer for the City of Lacombe.
"Electors are also reminded to bring along proper identification in order to vote."
In 2013, the City of Lacombe had a 37 per cent voter turnout. A total of 3,294 eligible electors of 8,800 voted. This year, about 10,000 residents are eligible to vote.