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.
Great job, Alberta! Approximately 696,000 people have voted at the Advance Polls – a new record! Thank you to all our hardworking officers who made voting as easy and accessible as possible. Election Day is April 16. Make your mark! #chooseyouralberta #abvote #ableg #abpoli pic.twitter.com/kcX9Zvu2jo
— Elections Alberta (@ElectionsAB) April 14, 2019
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.