Turnout strong during first advance poll in Lake Country

Residents are being asked to borrow $2.6 million to purchase the rail corridor in the municipality.

The first advance poll for the Lake Country rail corridor borrowing referendum resulted in 1,053 votes cast by the time the polls Wednesday.

“Our first advanced voting day generated a lot of interest,” said Reyna Seabrook, chief election officer.

“There was a pretty steady stream of voters all day and we had 11 per cent of all eligible voters turn out on the first day.”

There are advance polls today at the Oyama Community Hall from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday at the Carr’s Landing fire hall from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday at the Okanagan Centre Community Hall from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday at the municipal hall from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

General voting day is April 25 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at George Elliot Secondary School.

Residents are being asked to borrow $2.6 million to purchase the rail corridor in the municipality.