Voter turnout has been a turn-off
The last election, on Oct. 14, 2008, resulted in the lower voter turnout nationally in history, with 58.8 per cent of eligible voters casting ballots.
Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo had a 62 per cent voter turnout, good for 14th among B.C.’s 36 ridings.
Best in B.C. in 2008 was Saanich-Gulf Islands at 70.4 per cent — the B.C. riding to hit 70 per cent. The worst voter turnout in the province in 2008? That would be Surrey-North at an abysmal 51.6 per cent.