Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Advance Polls Show Large Turnout

If advance polls are any indication, there could be a large turnout today at polling stations. Officials at Elections Nova Scotia say more than 100,000 people cast their ballot. Thats about a 66 per cent increase over the number of voters who cast an advance ballot back in the 2009 election. Advance polling was available throughout the campaign and political scientist Agar Adamson says that was an encouraging development in the electoral process.

Offficials at Elections Nova Scotia are hoping overall voter turnout today will at least match the 58 per cent who came out to vote in 2009. Polling stations opened at 8 this morning and will close at 8 o'clock this evening.