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Record-setting number of people turn out in advanced polls

Last Updated Apr 16, 2019 at 6:26 pm MDT

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Advanced voting has closed in Alberta, with a record-setting number of people turning out.

Elections Alberta tweeted Saturday night approximately 696,000 Albertans cast their ballot, which shattered the record from four years ago.

Around 461,000 more Albertans cast their ballots in early polls this time around, than in the 2015 election, which saw 235,000 people during advanced polling.

Election day for the 2019 Provincial Election is Tuesday, April 16.