SURREY â€” The number of Surrey voters who cast their ballot before election day this year was an all-time high for the city.
Surrey elections official Anthony Capuccinello said a total of 6,396 ballots were cast during advanced voting in 2011.
This year, after five days of advanced voting, a total of 11,747 ballots were cast, he said.
â€œIt almost doubled from last year, so weâ€™re very pleased about that. Thereâ€™s certainly a lot of voter interest,â€ said Capuccinello.
He added heâ€™s optimistic the increase in voter turnout will continue on general voting day, Nov. 15.