Voter turnout low

When it came time to vote on Saturday, Summerlanders did not show the same level of enthusiasm as in past years.

When it came time to vote on Saturday, Summerlanders did not show the same level of enthusiasm as in past years.

Out of 8,276 eligible voters, only 2,994 or 36.1 per cent cast ballots.

This is down significantly from the 2008 municipal election when 3,884 people voted, close to 47 per cent of all eligible voters.

The 2008 election also included a mayoral race, which was not the case this year because Mayor Janice Perrino was acclaimed.