Election 2015: Large turnout at advance polling stations in Langley

Friday and Thanksgiving Monday two busiest days of advance polling in Canadian history

One in eight eligible voters in the Langley-Aldergrove riding cast their ballots during four advance voting days in the federal general election, while one in seven eligible voters went to the polls in Cloverdale–Langley City.

Estimates released Wednesday by federal Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand show that from Friday, Oct. 9 to Monday, Oct. 12, 9,731 people cast advance votes in Langley–Aldergrove, which has 80,360 eligible voters.

In Cloverdale–Langley City, 11,406 people out of 75,076 eligible electors cast ballots.

In all of Canada, an estimated 3.6 million electors voted at the advance polls, an increase of 71 per cent from the 2011 general election.

Over 850,000 Canadians voted on Friday and more than 1.2 million on Monday, the two busiest days of advance voting ever.

There were complaints about lengthy waits at some polling stations.