Advance polls draw 680 electors

The second and third advance voting opportunities in Red Deer drew 680 electors to the polls last weekend.

The second and third advance voting opportunities in Red Deer drew 680 electors to the polls last weekend.

On Friday, 290 voters cast their ballots. On Saturday, another 390 voted.

The first advance voting day on Oct. 5 brought out 325, making a grand total of 1,005 early bird voters to date.

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 vote dates are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery at 4525 47A Ave.

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.

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