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Close to 10 per cent of eligible voters in Burlington have cast ballots

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Close to 10 per cent of eligible voters in Burlington have cast ballots

Burlington, Ont., Oct. 20, 2014 – Almost 10 per cent of Burlington’s eligible voters have cast their ballots for the 2014 Municipal Election. Advance polls were on Oct. 8 and 18 and online voting was offered from Oct. 2 until 19.

A total of 11,072 votes were cast, with 7,976 done online. There are about 126,000 eligible voters in Burlington.

These numbers are almost double those of the 2010 election advance voting period. In 2010, a total of 6,045 votes were cast, with 2,500 done online of about 120,000 eligible voters in Burlington. This translated to five per cent of eligible voters using advance or online voting in 2010.

“We are pleased with the turnout so far,” said Angela Morgan, City Clerk. “We hope this trend continues through to Election Day.”

Monday, Oct. 27, is Election Day. Polls are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Check your Voter Identification Notice for your poll location or visit the city’s website at www.burlington.ca/election .

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    Communications contact:Carla Marshall
    Communications Advisor
    Office: 905-335-7600, ext. 7879
    email: carla.marshall

Media contact:Angela Morgan
City Clerk
Office: 905-335-7600, ext. 7702
email: angela.morgan

:: Carla Marshall, C.F.E.E., Communications Advisor:: Communications, Clerks | City of Burlington:: carla.marshall | 905.335.7600 ext. 7879

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