HOPE SPRINGS eternal- except in elections.
In the advance voting leading up to Saturday’s byelection, there were hopes that the turnout would be reasonably good, even though only three seats were up for grabs.
The advance voting indicated we might do better than even some previous general elections. Obviously not the case. When the results were counted Saturday night, only 14,731 voters had cast ballots. That’s a measly 21.17%.
Based on the number of critics I see on social media sites complaining about our civic government, I would have thought we would have had upwards of 80%.
Doug Collins is the Director of News, Information and Television Operations at CFJC-TV. Doug has been on the air in Kamloops since 1970. He was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada in 2008.