Transit plebiscite vote reaches 41.9 per cent

Nearly 655,000 ballots received by Elections BC, voting deadline of May 29 looms (WITH INFOGRAPHIC)

More than 650

Elections BC has received and screened nearly 655,000 ballots in the Metro Vancouver transit referendum as of Wednesday morning.

That’s an average of 41.9 per cent of registered voters who have marked ballots so far.

There are just a few days left for residents to complete and send in their ballot packages by the deadline of 8 p.m. Friday May 29.

Mailing them in by Canada Post is no longer recommended in case they don’t arrive in time. Last-minute voters can instead drop their ballot packages off at an Elections BC plebiscite office. (See elections.bc.ca/plebiscite/where.html for those locations.)

Metro Vancouver residents are being asked to approve a 0.5 per cent increase in the provincial sales tax to fund various transportation improvements, including new rapid transit and express bus lines.

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