After two advance polls nearly double the number of people have cast their ballots in advance of election day. 

By Oct. 11, 677 people had voted, compared to 367 in total during the 2013 municipal election.

Returning Officer Jaylene Knight says there's been a substantial increase in just two days of voting and there's two more advance polls left prior to election day on Oct. 16.

"We have been extremely happy with the turnout so far and everyone seems to be very prepared with the proper identification and so we are certainly looking forward to see the numbers by end of day Saturday leading up to election day," says Knight.

They do, however, realize the town's number of eligible voters has increased substantially and that might account for some of the higher turnout, but they believe voters are engaged in this election. The town's spring census calculated the town's 18 and over population as 18,718 compared to 11,875 in 2011.

There's an advance poll tonight at the Cochrane RancheHouse, 101 RancheHouse Rd., from 4 to 8 p.m. The last one is on Saturday Oct. 14 at the SLS Family Sports Centre , 800 Griffin Rd. E., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Election day is Monday, Oct. 16.

More Local News

Lone Canoe Leads to Search

You may have noticed an extensive first responder presence around Bow River late yesterday (July 20) afternoon. A call came into the RCMP detachment around 4:40 pm of an unattended canoe floating…

A Legacy Left Behind

A family left missing their dad, father-in-law and grandpa are happy to know his memory will live on supporting one of his many passions. Last evening (July 19) Robyn and Jason Bujold presented…

Public consultations About to Unfold for Downtown Tri-Sites

With two meetings under their belt, the tri-site advisory group is now preparing for an extensive public consultation on how Cochrane should utilize three public properties in the core downtown. The…

RCMP Seek Public Information on Two Accidents

Cochrane RCMP is hoping someone, somewhere may have information on two collisions that occurred this past week. The first incident occurred in the early morning hours of July 18th, says Corporal Troy…

Community Sponsorship Opens the Gate a Couple Days a Week

A flurry of social media posts on Cochrane's notorious Rants and Raves site proves that people are listening. Many community members recently voiced their opinion on Cochrane's only spray park…

Cochrane Goes Back to Medieval Times

This Saturday (July 21) be prepared to step back in time when Knights, King's and Queen's rule the land. The Cochrane Public Library is transforming to a time period where you will witness jousting,…

Short-Term Pain for Long-Term Gain; Lane Closures Start Monday

There will be complaints and frustration expressed motorists, but in the end, Cochrane will have long overdue improvements to the 5th Ave. CPR crossing by mid-August. The town is improving the road…

Local Carver Puts Cochrane on the Map

Local woodcarver, Brian Widahl has not only graced Cochrane with some amazing woodworking pieces but is adding to the collection in Powell River, British Columbia. Securing an incredible second place…

VIDEO: Equine Assisted Learning to Benefit Young and Old

An incredible opportunity is being offered just outside of Cochrane. Thanks to the generosity of Deanne and Katrina Robinson, Co-Founders of Robinson Outreach at Rivercross Ranch (ROARR) as well as a…

Town Collects Nearly $4 Million in Off-Site Levies in 2017

The town collected nearly $4 million in off-site levies and with the jump in fees finalized in late May even more funds will be funneled to the town for infrastructure projects. In the annual… is Cochrane's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide