Edmonton city council has voted down a proposal to provide free transit on Election Day.
The vote happened on Tuesday afternoon.
The motion was put forward by Ward 4 Coun. Aarron Paquette last week. He argued that the cost of a transit ticket could keep some from voters getting to the polls.
“Believe it or not, $3.50 for a transit fare, $7 if they’re going there and back … that’s their groceries for the week,” he said on Oct. 3.
Paquette says he is disappointed by the decision.