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Drive-thru advanced polling huge success in Lethbridge

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – Lethbridge’s drive-thru advanced voting option was so popular this past weekend, it’ll be offered up again on Election Day next week.

The City says just as many people voted at the Exhibition Park drive-thru polls over three days, nearly 4,000 to be exact, equal to the entire advanced voting dates combined in 2017.

That’s very good news as the City of Lethbridge continues to do what it can to try and increase voter turnout out.

Four years ago it was just 27%.

There are three more advanced polls this week, Thursday through Saturday (Oct. 14-16) at the ATB Centre on the west side. Voting times are 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Election Day is next Monday, October 18th. If you didn’t cast an early vote, you can vote on Election Day at any polling station across the City.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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