Just 36 per cent of eligible voters cast a ballot in B.C.’s municipal election last weekend – a figure largely unchanged from prior years.
Bigger cities saw turnouts largely in line with the provincial average, which has hovered around the mid- to low 30s for the past few elections.
In Victoria, where incumbent Mayor Lisa Helps held onto power, 45 per cent of voters turn out.
Further up Vancouver Island, a hotly contested mayoral race saw 46 per cent of Port Alberni voters head to the polls.
Up north, Williams Lake saw 39 per cent of voters come out to re-elect Mayor Walt Cobb.
Cities like Langley, with 24-per-cent turnout, dragged down the provincial average
In New Westminster, where incumbent Mayor Jonathan Cote was re-elected by a strong majority, only 28 per cent of people turned up to the polls.
Over in the Kootenays, Cranbrook saw just 26 per cent of eligible voters cast a ballot.