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October 27, 2017 5:48 pm

Candidates Cast Their Ballots

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Shirley Bond, Prince George-Valemount Liberal candidate, with husband Bill Saturday morning – photos 250News

Prince George, B.C. – Prince George-Valemount Liberal candidate Shirley Bond and Prince George-Mackenzie NDP candidate Bobby Deepak cast their ballots on the first day of advance polling today in Prince George.

Bond exercised her democratic right at the Elder Citizens Recreation Association and showed some emotion as she encouraged all residents to do the same.

“I think that the right to vote was something hard fought by many people that came before us and so we take the privilege of voting and the responsibility of voting very seriously,” she said.

Bobby Deepak, Prince George-Mackenzie NDP candidate, and family

“I think it’s fantastic that they’ve added additional advance polling dates and we (her and husband Bill) want to encourage people to get out, cast their ballot and have a say in who governs B.C. after May 9.”

Deepak was flanked by his wife and three children prior to voting at Christ Our Saviour Church Hall in the Hart.

“We have six days of advance polls prior to the May 9 election and I encourage everybody to come out and vote,” he said. “Sometimes you don’t have time on General Voting Day so we have six extra days to vote. I think we should all be exercising our democracy and pick who you believe will best represent the riding.”

For a full list of places to vote in both ridings, click here.

Residents will have the chance to hear from the candidates on Tuesday at an all-candidates forum scheduled for 6 p.m. inside the Canfor Theatre at UNBC.


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