The swell of advanced voter turnout for municipal elections on the Island continued Wednesday, with record numbers reported in Saanich and Nanaimo.
The District of Saanich said over three days of advanced voting opportunities on Oct. 10, 15 and 17, saw a total of 6,941 people turn out.
That’s a jump of nearly 2,700 people from 2014, when the same advanced voting schedule was offered and saw 4,269 participants.
In Nanaimo, officials say there were more than 5,000 people who cast ballots ahead of Saturday’s general civic election.
The city says 2,262 votes were cast in the 2014 advance polls.
Campbell River also saw a large turnout during Wednesday night’s advanced poll, saying about 1,200 people voted.
City officials say that is more than twice the turnout at the Oct. 10 poll.