Voter turnout rises in Salmon Arm and Sicamous municipal elections

A greater percentage of voters made it to the polls on Saturday than they did in 2014.

Voters in Salmon Arm and Sicamous made it to the polls at a higher rate for the 2018 civic election than they did in 2014.

Civic Info BC estimates 13,350 people were eligible to vote in the Salmon Arm election in 2014 – and 5,082 ballots were cast for a turnout of 38.07 per cent.

In the 2018 election 42.21 per cent of eligible voters turned up at the polls, meaning 5,710 ballots were cast of an estimated 13,525 eligible voters.

Related:Four incumbents will return to Sicamous council

Sicamous also enjoyed an increased voter turnout this year.

In 2014, 904 of 2,253 eligible ballots were cast – a voter turnout of 40.12 per cent.

This year, 931 Sicamous voters made it to the polls but only 1,999 were eligible, a significant rise amounting to a 46.6 per cent turnout.

MUNICIPAL ELECTION 2018 RESULTS
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