Record-breaking advanced poll turnout in Surrey

SURREY – The number of voters who cast their ballot before election day in Surrey hit an all-time high this time around.

Anthony Capuccinello, a Surrey elections official, said in 2011, a total of 6,396 ballots were cast during advanced voting.

This year, after five days of advanced voting, a total of 11,747 ballots were cast, he said.

The last day of advanced voting was held Saturday, Nov. 8. “It almost doubled from last year, so we’re very pleased about that. There’s certainly a lot of voter interest,” said Capuccinello.

He added he’s optimistic the increase in voter turnout will continue on general voting day, Nov. 15.