Advance Polls In The North Draw Big Numbers

Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 14:25



The chief electoral officer for northern Saskatchewan says attendance at advance polls for the current federal election rose dramatically from 2004.


Beginning last week and ending on Monday, northerners were allowed to cast ballots in 17 different communities.


Anne Hryniuk reports a total of 2,365 ballots were accepted at these stations.


That figure is up from 2004, when only 1,531 ballots were accepted.


Hryniuk says advance polling stations stretched as far north as Stony Rapids and as far south as Goodsoil and Debden.


There are approximately 40,000 eligible voters in northern Saskatchewan.