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Voter turnout hits 60 per cent in 2017 B.C. election

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Voter turnout in B.C. hit 60 per cent for the first time since 2005, according to Elections BC data released Thursday.

B.C. provincial election voter turnout
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The number of British Columbians who vote in provincial elections has been on the decline since the early 1990s. Turnout hit a low in 2009, when only 55 per cent of registered voters made it out to the polls, and rose slightly to 57 per cent in 2013. Overall voter turnout may have been buoyed by a record number of advanced votes, as over 600,000 B.C. residents cast their ballots during advance polls.

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