Official turnout for TNRD election 25 per cent

NEWS/ POLITICS — The official turnout in last Saturday’s election for Thompson-Nicola Regional District directors was 25 per cent, says chief election officer Carolyn Black.

Of an estimated 9,485 eligible electors, 2,347 cast ballots.

Black said Thursday the number of eligible electors is calculated from census figures of those of voting age, since a voters’ list is no longer used and voters register at the polls when they vote.

The highest percentage turnout came in Area B, with 47 per cent electing Willow MacDonald over Max Lentz. Area B has 255 eligible electors.

The lowest percentage came in Area J, where incumbent Ronaye Elliott defeated Ron McGivern. Seventeen percent, 221 voters, turned out there.

The largest number of voters cast ballots in Area P, with a 32 per cent turnout and 956 eligible electors out of 2,995 going to the polling stations. Mel Rothenburger defeated John Sternig in that race.

In Area L, where Ken Gillis won over John Taylor, 18 per cent or 465 people voted. Area O brought out 244 votes, 22 per cent, where Bill Kershaw beat Mike Fennell.

Thirty-three per cent voted in the Kamloops City council election.


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