Transit referendum turnout at 35% a month after start of ballot count
Transit plebiscite voter turnout higher than B.C. 2014 municipal election average
Approximately 35 per cent of ballots have been cast one month after Elections B.C. started counting responses to the Metro Vancouver transit plebiscite.
Elections B.C. has received over 600,000 ballot packages or about 38 per cent of the 1.56 million voting packages mailed to registered voters in Metro Vancouver since March 16, 2015.
Of those, 550,907 ballots packages have been screened as of May 6, which means the turnout for the transit vote is higher than the provincial average of 33 per cent for the 2014 municipal elections.
The Village of Belcarra has the highest turnout with 48 per cent of all eligible ballots cast, while Surrey has the lowest at 29.9 per cent.
Vancouver, however, had the most ballots cast at 154,480.
For those who haven't voted and don't have a ballot, May 15 is the last date ballots can be requested.
Ballots must be received by Elections B.C. by 8 p.m. PT on May 29.
Click on the map to see the voter turnout by municipality.
- A previous version of this story mistakenly said voting ends May 30. In fact ballots must be received by Elections B.C. by 8 p.m. PT on May 29.May 07, 2015 10:17 AM PT