Almost 6,000 Red Deerians have come out so far to cast their votes at advance voting stations, and the most active day was on Tuesday when 928 people marked their ballots.
Polling stations for the municipal election opened on Oct. 4 and by Oct. 12 a total of 5,909 people had voted.
Between Oct. 4 and 8, an average of 734 people voted per day. Over the Thanksgiving long weekend, 514 voted on Saturday, 339 voted on Sunday, and 411 voted on Monday.
Red Deer voters can cast their vote for positions of mayor, councillors and school board trustees, and can also vote for the provincial Senate election and two referendum questions.
Red Deer voters can vote at any one of three advance polls, open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily until October 16:
• Westerner Park at 4847A 19 St.
• Baymont by Wyndham Red Deer at 4311 49 Ave.
• Parkland Mall at 359 50 Ave.
On election day on Oct. 18, Red Deer voters who have not already voted will have a choice of one of eight voting stations across the city.
All voters and staff are required to wear a mask, and voting stations will operate at one-third capacity to ensure proper distancing is in place. Voters are also provided with single-use pens, or can choose to bring their own.