Although some voters noted that there were no lineups for at least two voting stations, there was a steady stream of people exercising their most fundamental democratic rights in this year’s general voting day for the local election in Abbotsford. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News


VOTING DAY: Voters speak at the polls in Abbotsford

No lineups for at least two polling stations Saturday morning, but a steady stream of voters in and out

With the sun shining and the fog dissipated, it’s a beautiful, if a bit chilly, day to get out and vote!

And at least two voting stations, monitored from the outside by the Abbotsford News, saw a fair bit of traffic.

We spoke to three random individuals who did just that, as they were leaving the voting stations.

“It’s always nice to exercise my citizenship responsibilities,” said James Nikkel as he left the Columbia Bible College polling station. “So we’re happy to do it.”

Nikkel said there were plenty of guides available at the voting station, adding with a chuckle that it seemed “almost overkill on people telling you what to do.”

“Yeah, it was good. It was a good experience,” he said.

“They were very professional over there, very courteous. I had no complaints about it,” said Jakob Wall as he also left the Columbia Bible College station. “Tables were right open; just walk in and get it over and done with quickly.”

Katherine Elvin, at the exhibition grounds polling station on Haida Drive said she had expected to see more people at the polling station.

“Not lined up,” she said. “Probably will be after dinner.”

As for whom these three individuals chose on the ballot?

Each of them said they were rooting for the incumbent mayor, Henry Braun, to regain his seat in the council chambers — though it should be noted that a random sample of three voters does not speak for the actual outcome.

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