Cornwall advance voting up 23% from 2014 election

A sign greets voters outside a polling station at the Benson Center in Cornwall, Ont. on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. The polls will open Monday at 10 a.m. for Election Day. Voter turnout at advance polls was up nearly 23 per cent compared to 2014. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – Unofficial numbers show advance poll turnout in the City of Cornwall was up nearly 23 per cent compared to the municipal election four years ago.

As of 4 p.m. Saturday, 3,930 eligible voters had cast ballots, compared to 3,205 voters in 2014.

Ratepayers have a similar amount of choices this time around. There are four candidates for mayor instead of three in 2014 and 30 choices for councillor compared to 29 in 2014.

As for the electorate, the voting pool has shrunk. There are about 570 fewer people eligible to vote this time around.

The majority will head to the polls tomorrow (Monday) starting at 10 a.m. There are 32,912 able to cast ballots. In 2014, 10,155 people cast votes on Election Day.

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