Agassiz-Harrison voters have taken to the polls as the afternoon winds down, bringing the Fraser Valley and Canada closer to seeing their new government.
The Observer asked voters a simple but important question: Why did you vote today?
Georgina Olafson said her choice to vote, like many others, was compelled by a sense of duty and responsibility.
“I voted because it’s the right thing to do,” Pat Rollins added.
Rich Miller echoed that same sense of duty and patriotism.
“I voted because I am a Canadian and it is my free right to be able to vote for whoever I please,” Miller said. “Also, I can’t complain about any party if I didn’t choose to vote!”
Clar Cammarata voted to make a difference.
April Walkem Kennedy is a First Nations woman and said she chose to vote today because the Canadian government granted FIrst Nations people the right to vote in 1960.
Check back with The Observer for the latest election coverage as polls close tonight.