Plebiscite on pace to see higher voter turnout than 2017's Election Day
No matter which side of the debate they landed on, it’s clear that Calgarians are passionate about today’s Olympic plebiscite.
According to the latest update from the City of Calgary, there have already been 153,163 Calgarians that voted in person as of 5 pm today, 46,620 advanced votes cast, and 7,990 mail-in (special ballots) sent in. This brings the total number of votes (so far) to 207,784.
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Not a bad turnout, given that there were 767,734 eligible voters in Calgary on the 2018 list provided by the Province of Alberta, and three hours still left of voting when the 5 pm numbers were released.
Voting stations for the city-wide plebiscite have officially closed as of 8 pm, though anyone who arrived at their designated station before 8 pm will still be allowed to vote if they wait in line.
Results are expected to come shortly.