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Strong turnout on second day of advanced voting in Olympic plebiscite

Last Updated Nov 7, 2018 at 10:34 pm MDT

The Olympic cauldron at WinSport Credit - CityNews reporter Kristen Fong
Summary

More than 25,000 people voted in the advanced voting in the Olympic plebiscite.

Over the two days, over 46,000 people cast a ballot.

There were more than 78-hundred mail-in ballots.

 

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Polls are closed after two days of advanced voting for the Olympic plebiscite and it has proven very popular.

The city says more than 25-thousand people cast ballots on Wednesday, either for or against hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Over two days, more than 46-thousand people turned out to vote.

Elections officials also say they have received more than 78-hundred mail-in ballots.

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There had been some concerns turnout might be low for the plebiscite when there is nothing else to vote for like mayor and council.

The city said earlier this week there are around 765-thousand eligible voters in the city, which means around seven per cent of all voters have already cast their ballot.

The full plebiscite vote goes on Tuesday, November 13.