Official results show there was a large drop in voter turnout for Burnaby's 2022 municipal election.
The city said only 19.71 per cent of registered voters cast a ballot — that's 32,286 out of 163,076 eligible residents.
It's roughly a 12 per cent drop compared to 2018's voter turnout, which saw 49,972 ballots cast (32 per cent) and Mayor Mike Hurley won his first term in office.
Hurley was acclaimed this year when no challengers stepped forward by the Sept. 9 nomination deadline.
On Saturday (Oct. 15), Burnaby voted three new faces at the council table after former long-time councillors Dan Johnston and Colleen Jordan announced they would not seek re-election.
Advance voting totals also dropped in 2022 compared to four years prior.
In 2018, 9,683 advance ballots were cast compared to 9,225 this year — a dip of 4.7 per cent.
The City of Burnaby's official election results are as follows.
- Alison Gu (incumbent) - Burnaby Citizens Association
- 17,342 votes (8.08 per cent)
- James Wang (incumbent) - Burnaby Citizens Association
- 13,025 votes (6.07 per cent)
- Pietro Calendino (incumbent) - Burnaby Citizens Association
- 12,496 votes (5.82 per cent)
- Sav Dhaliwal (incumbent) - Burnaby Citizens Association
- 12,337 votes (5.74 per cent)
- Joe Keithley (incumbent) - Burnaby Green Party
- 11,383 votes (5.30 per cent)
- Maita Santiago - Burnaby Citizens Association
- 11,349 votes (5.28 per cent)
- Richard T. Lee - One Burnaby
- 11,231 votes (5.23 per cent)
- Daniel Tetrault - Burnaby Citizens Association
- 10,893 votes (5.07 per cent)
- Gary Wong (incumbent) - Burnaby Citizens Association
- 18,618 votes (11.28 per cent)
- Jen Mezei (incumbent) - Burnaby Citizens Association
- 17,391 votes (10.54 per cent)
- Kristin Schnider - Burnaby Citizens Association
- 17,232 votes (10.44 per cent)
- Bill Brassington - Burnaby CItizens Association
- 17,141 votes (10.39 per cent)
- Peter Cech - Burnaby Citizens Association
- 16,057 votes (9.73 per cent)
- Mikelle Sasakamoose - Burnaby Citizens Association
- 14,974 votes (9.07 per cent)
- Larry Hayes - Burnaby Citizens Association
- 14,106 votes (8.55 per cent)
Mayor and council will be sworn in for their new term in Nov. 2 ceremony at Michael J. Fox Theatre.