Advance polling stations saw big huge crowds in Airdrie Tuesday night.
Across Alberta, around 140,000 Albertans cast a ballot on the first day. In 2015 only 58,000 voted on the first day of advance polls.
This year voters can cast their ballots at any advance polling stations in Alberta. So if you live in Airdrie or Cochrane, but work in Calgary, you could go vote during a lunch break in Calgary for your riding of Airdrie-East or Airdrie-Cochrane.
There are approximately 2.6 million eligible voters in Alberta for the 2019 election.
Airdrie resident Nicole Eddy voted last night at one of the polling places in Airdrie.
She said there were around 150 other people in line with her to vote.
“I was pleased to see some young kids, like 18-19 year-old guys voting, saw lots of older people out voting, it was just a good snapshot of our community and it was good to see people out voting,” she described.
Eddy says it was one of the longest lineups she’s seen and speaks to the mood of voters in this election.
“The lineup proved that people are taking this election seriously,” she said. “I think it shows that people really want to have their say in this election.”
There are two advance polling stations in Airdrie, they are both open between 9:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. between April 9th and Saturday, April 13th.
The first is at the Daybreak Community Church located at 2104 Yankee Valley Boulevard.
The second is the Hampton Inn & Suites located at 52 East Lake Avenue NE.
There is also a polling station at CrossIron Mills. 347 261055 CrossIron Boulevard, Rocky View County.
In Cochrane, the advance polling station is at the Airdrie-Cochrane returning office located at 215B 100 Grand Boulevard.
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