City of Cranbrook Reports 'Strong Voter Turnout' in Round 1 of By-Election Advanced Voting

Wednesday was the first chance for residents to cast early ballots, and the city is happy with how things turned out.

The City of Cranbrook says 371 people came out to vote yesterday for who their newest city councillor will be.

There will be a couple more opportunities to vote in the by-election, including:

Advanced Voting on Wednesday, October 18:

You can submit early ballots at the Parkview Pavilion Senior Centre in Cranbrook (125 - 17 Ave South) from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Special Voting Opportunities on Friday, October 20 (Only for admitted patents or facility residents)

Advanced votes will be accepted at the following locations:

  • East Kootenay Regional Hospital (1:00 pm to 4:30 pm)
  • Mountain View Village (5:00 pm to 5:45 pm)
  • Dr. F.W. Green Memorial Home (10:00 am to 11:45 am)
  • Joseph Creek Village (9:00 am to 2:00 pm)
  • Joseph Creek Care Village (2:00 pm to 5:30 pm)

General Voting Day on Saturday, October 21:

The final chance to decide on a new city councilor will take place at the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort (209 Van Horne Street) from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Voter qualifications:

  • Canadian citizen
  • Will be at least 18 years old as of October 21, 2017
  • Has been a BC resident for the prior six months
  • Has been a Cranbrook resident for at least 30 days prior
  • Is not otherwise disqualified by law from voting

There are eight people looking to replace former-councillor Tom Shypitka, including:

These include:

Summit 107 has reached out to all eight city council candidates for interviews, but has yet to receive responses from some of them.

- David Opinko

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