Elections Alberta says more than 696,000 ballots cast province wide in five days of advance polls.

That number nearly tripled those of advance polls in the 2015 vote.

Officials say that many Albertan’s took part in the vote anywhere program that allowed them to cast a ballot regardless of electoral district.

In Brooks Medicine Hat, officials report more than 1200 vote anywhere ballots were recorded, while in Cypress-Medicine Hat, that number was a little more than 900.

On election day, voters are only eligible to vote in their own electoral district.