Fernie early voting had a low turn out at the Senior’s Drop-In Centre.

Fernie early voting had a low turn out at the Senior’s Drop-In Centre.

Low early voter turn out, Fernie

By last Wednesday afternoon, only two-dozen people had shown up at the Fernie Senior’s Drop-In Centre for early voting.

By last Wednesday afternoon, only two-dozen people had shown up at the Fernie Senior’s Drop-In Centre for early voting in this year’s municipal election.

Election workers Gayle Vallance and Heather Young said that early voting was slow this year compared to last, which saw over 100 locals cast their ballots.

“It’s still nice to meet people throughout the course of the day,” said Young of working the polls.

Vallance, who has worked at voting stations since the 90s said she always looks forward to meeting new voters in the community as well as welcoming back familiar faces.

General voting day will be held on November 15. In the City of Fernie, locals can head to the Senior Centre, in the District of Sparwood voting will take place at the Henry Volkmann Memorial Complex and in the District of Elkford voters should meet at the Elkford Community Conference Centre.