It’s election day in B.C., with Golden voters heading to the Golden Civic Centre to cast their ballot in the provincial election.
With a steady stream of voters all day, even with an expanded advanced voting period, here’s what a few voters had to say about the election:
“I think it’s necessary to have a vote so we can have a government that works for us. It just happens to be during a pandemic, so life goes on.”
“I think as long as everything is followed correctly with the protocols it’s their call, I don’t know if overall the election was necessary, in my opinion, but it’s an election so I voted.”
“It seems like they follow the COVID protocols quite well and it feels safe, so if you can still do it and do it safely, why not?”
“I think he shouldn’t have called it, he should have waited until everyone else was ready to vote and could go in person. A lot of the older generation they don’t know about this stuff that’s happening, it’ll be a unique for them to mail it in and not go out like they normally would do.”
“It doesn’t seem any different than any other election, a part from the masks, so it’s all good.”
Polls close in Golden at 9 p.m. MST.