May 15, 2013 3:30 am
Updated: May 15, 2013 3:32 am

Voter turnout for B.C. election among lowest ever

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VANCOUVER – It was a historic win for British Columbia’s Christy Clark — a majority win with one of the lowest voter turnouts ever for a B.C. election.

As of 12:18 Wednesday — with 11,285 or 11,31 polls reporting — only about 52 per cent of eligible voters had cast a ballot.

There were approximately 1.62 million out of 3.15 million eligible voters that went to the polls this year.

B.C. broke a voter record ahead of the polls, with around 380,000 people turning out to advance polls.

Four years ago, when Clark’s predecessor Gordon Campbell was re-elected, only 50 per cent of eligible voters took part in the election.

Despite winning a majority government for the Liberal’s, Clark did not win her own Vancouver-Point Grey riding.

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