ELECTION 2014: Kelowna voters pack polling stations

City of Kelowna: "Things have gone well today, and it's been particularly busy in the Mission and Rutland," said Kelowna's city clerk.

Polling stations across Kelowna were packed today

Whether it was prompted by pleasant weather or just a passion to participate in the democratic process remains to be seen, but Kelowna’s voting population has made their presence known at ballot boxes across the city.

Stephen Fleming, city clerk,  said polling stations saw a steady flow of voters citywide, throughout the day.

“Things have gone well today, and it’s been particularly busy in the Mission and Rutland,” he said.

City Hall was also a hub of voter activity, which Fleming thought was due to the Rogers Hometown Hockey event being held at Stuart Park, across the street.

By 2 p.m., roughly 12,000 had voted. Fleming also noted that advance polling was up this year over last.

This year 7,226 voters participated in the advance polling opportunities that took place over the last four days. That’s an increase of over 1,600 to 1,700 from the 2011 election.

Fleming said he wasn’t sure what’s prompting so many people to get out and vote, but the city has a survey up on their website that they hope will offer some clues.

Polls are open in most locations until 8 p.m. tonight, and at Orchard Park mall until 6 p.m.

Capital News Centre

4105 Gordon Drive

Central School 1825 Richter Street

City Hall (Voter Assist Terminal)

1435 Water Street

Dr. Knox Middle School 121 Drysdale Boulevard

East Kelowna Community Hall

2704 East Kelowna Road

Evangel Church

3261 Gordon Avenue

Hollywood Road Education Services 1040 Hollywood Road

Okanagan Mission Community Hall

4409 Lakeshore Road


Orchard Park Shopping Centre (8 a.m -6 p.m.)

(Sky Yard Court)

2271 Harvey Avenue

Parkinson Recreation Centre

1800 Parkinson Way

Rutland Senior Secondary 705 Rutland Road North

Springvalley Middle School

350 Ziprick Road

Watson Road Elementary School

475 Yates Road


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