By Morinville News Staff
Morinville – With election day just a few days away, many readers are still trying to decide just who to vote for in Monday’s election. Those who took our informal web poll on the five candidates running in Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock provided results that show no real surprises – the Wildrose and PCs are close.
Westlock County Councillor Maureen Kubinec placed highest among our poll takers with 41.43 per cent of the vote. Kubinec was followed by former Alberta Report publisher Link Byfield with 30 per cent of the poll vote.
Trailing in third place is Alberta Liberal candidate Leslie Penny with 10 per cent of the vote. Penny was a popular participant in Monday night’s All Candidate Forum at the cultural centre. Whether that will translate well into the final vote tally Monday remains to be seen. Penny ran for the Liberals in Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock during the 2008 general election and came in second to PC Ken Kowalski with 15.25 per cent of the vote.
NDP candidate Trudy Grebenstein and Morinville resident Lisa Grant, who is running for the Evergreens, tied for fourth place in our informal Internet poll with 5.71 per cent of the vote.
A larger percentage of our voters 7.14 per cent chose none of the above.
Voting takes place at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre Apr. 23 from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Two more advance polls will be held at the same location Apr. 20-21 from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.