Referendum returns

NANAIMO – Advance polls were open Wednesday for the events centre referendum.

Barry Hiscock

Barry Hiscock

Barry Hiscock, presiding election official, casts his ballot Wednesday during advance voting for the proposed events centre referendum.

The voting event was held at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre where election officials saw a steady flow of people who came to downtown Nanaimo to vote for or against the centre. The polling station was open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

An additional advance voting day takes place Wednesday (March 8), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the conference centre, with general voting day on March 11. For more information on how to vote and where, please visit