Burnaby's civic election turnout was higher than in 2011 but still below the provincial average.
According to Civic Info B.C., which posts results from all of B.C.'s municipal elections, the provincewide average was of 33.3 per cent. In Burnaby, 41,494 residents voted in the municipal election out of an estimated 159,975 eligible voters - that puts voter turnout at 25.94 per cent, roughly seven per cent below the provincewide average but higher than last year's local results, which were 22.55 per cent.
The City of Burnaby's election office is reporting a slightly higher turnout number at 28.92, but that's because they calculate the percentage using registered voters, rather than estimated eligible voters.
The city's final figures show 41,494 votes were cast out of 143,489 registered voters.
Lynne Axford, Burnaby's chief election officer, was happy with the results.
"I was very pleased that we increased from 2011. We're up almost six per cent," she told the NOW.
The provincewide turnout average in 2011 was 29.55 per cent.