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Parksville-Qualicum riding leads in highest number of referendum packages returned

The Canadian Press

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By The Canadian Press

VICTORIA — Elections BC says 37 per cent of voting packages in British Columbia’s electoral reform referendum have been returned and 31 per cent of them have been screened a week before ballots must be received.

The deadline for getting the mail-in packages was extended to next Friday, with an extra seven days added due to rotating strikes at Canada Post.

Elections BC says the highest number of returns at just over 46 per cent came from the Vancouver Island riding of Parksville-Qualicum, a jump from 29 per cent a week ago.

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