Local MP Jamie Schmale has voted in favour of assisted suicide after seeing the ballots from the public.

Schmale says each household in Haliburton County, Kawartha Lakes, and Brock received a package with a ballot asking if he should vote for or against Bill C-14.

He says it was humbling to read the responses and letters people included with their ballots.

The members of parliament voted on Tuesday, at the House of Commons.

The results have been sent to the Senate in hopes of passing the bill.

Jamie Schmale says 76 percent of respondents told him to vote in favour.