325 advance votes cast on Saturday
The first of five advance voting opportunities of the 2013 civic election brought 325 electors to the polls on Saturday.
In 2010, 1,090 electors cast their ballots over the five days of advance polls.
In 2007, there were 852 votes cast and in 2004, there were 744 votes cast over the same five-day period.
The remaining advance polls are Friday and Saturday, and Oct. 18 and Oct. 19.
Advance voting takes place at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery (4525 47A Ave.) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
To be eligible to vote, an elector must be at least 18 years old, a Canadian citizen, have resided in Alberta for the last six consecutive months immediately preceding election day (since April 21, 2013) and a resident of Red Deer on election day.
New this year, identification must be shown prior to voting that establishes both the elector’s name and current address.
A full list of authorized identification is available at www.reddeer.ca/reddeervotes.
For more information about the 2013 Municipal Election, including a map of voting stations, call the City of Red Deer at 403-342-8132 or visit www.reddeer.ca/reddeervotes.