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Canada 2019 Advance Voting Turnout Was The Highest Ever For A Canadian Election: Estimates

03:40  16 october  2019
03:40  16 october  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.ca

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In a preliminary estimate , Elections Canada says 4.7 million people voted in advance polls on four days over this past long weekend. Watch: How to vote in the 2019 federal election . Story continues below. This year marked the first time polls were open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on each of the advanced

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a man holding a yellow sign: Elections Canada information officer Steven Moyer tapes a voting direction arrow sign to the Fire Hall in the village of Kerwood, Ont., Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. © Dave Chidley/The Canadian Press Elections Canada information officer Steven Moyer tapes a voting direction arrow sign to the Fire Hall in the village of Kerwood, Ont., Monday, Oct. 19, 2015.

It appears a lot of people had a side of democracy with their turkey this Thanksgiving.

In a preliminary estimate, Elections Canada says 4.7 million people voted in advance polls on four days over this past long weekend.

This marks an increase of 29 per cent from the 3,657,415 people who voted in advance in the 2015 federal election. 2015 marked a 70 per cent increase in advance voter turnout from 2011, when only three advance voting days were held.

Numbers show 25% increase in advance voting over 2015: Elections Canada

  Numbers show 25% increase in advance voting over 2015: Elections Canada According to Elections Canada, preliminary figures show approximately two million people cast their ballots across Canada on the first two days of advanced polling.According to Elections Canada, preliminary figures show approximately two million people cast their ballots across Canada on Friday and Saturday.

Turnout for Canada 's 2019 general election was 65.95 per cent of eligible voters , not as high as in 2015 when Justin Trudeau first swept to power, but a That number does not include electors who registered on election day. There were 55,515 Canadian expatriates registered to vote , and a final

In that election , which led to a Trudeau majority, voter turnout stood at 68.5 per cent, which was the highest since 1993. Here are the voter turnouts this century for federal elections Advance Poll Turnout Is The Highest Ever : Estimates . Here Are The Most Surprising Election Losses.

“More and more, Canadians are taking advantage of early voting opportunities to cast their ballots,” chief electoral officer Stéphane Perrault said in a release. “Having extended voting hours at advance polls gave Canadians more flexibility to use this option.”

WATCH: How to vote in the 2019 federal election. Story continues below.

a man holding a yellow sign: Elections Canada information officer Steven Moyer tapes a voting direction arrow sign to the Fire Hall in the village of Kerwood, Ont., Monday, Oct. 19, 2015.© Dave Chidley/The Canadian Press Elections Canada information officer Steven Moyer tapes a voting direction arrow sign to the Fire Hall in the village of Kerwood, Ont., Monday, Oct. 19, 2015.

This year marked the first time polls were open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on each of the  advanced polling days from Oct. 11-14.

There are around 27 million eligible voters in Canada, meaning close to one in six chose to cast a ballot early.

Montrealers flock to advance polls to cast their ballots

  Montrealers flock to advance polls to cast their ballots Montrealers flocked to the polls to cast their ballot during advance polling over the holiday weekend. "It was just incredible," said Claude Landry, the Elections Canada returning officer for the riding of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Westmount. "First day we had 3,000 electors, the next two days we had close to 3,000 each day, so that's quite busy."According to Elections Canada, more people are showing up to vote in advance not only in Montreal but across the country.In the first two days of advance voting, two million Canadians cast votes - a 25 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2015 when 1.

Voter turnout is the percentage of eligible voters who cast a ballot in an election . The following presents voter turnout figures for Canada 's general elections as compiled by Elections Canada . The average voter turnout for Canada 's general elections since 1867 has been 70.5%.

The 2019 Canadian federal election (formally the 43rd Canadian general election ) was held on October 21, 2019 , to elect members of the House of Commons to the 43rd Canadian Parliament.

Perrault also noted that Elections Canada will take extra measures to ensure Manitobans displaced by last weekend’s massive snowstorm will be able to vote.

“We will add resources at the local level and be prepared to adjust our services for Monday, October 21, as required,” he said.

A full breakdown of advanced voting numbers by region will be available soon on the Elections Canada website.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost Canada.

The ridings that had the lowest, highest voter turnout in the 2019 election .
Global News looks like at the five ridings that experienced the highest voter turnout nationally in the 2019 federal election and the five ridings that saw the lowest.Two Ottawa-area ridings were among those with the highest voter turnout in the federal election, while two ridings in Manitoba were among the lowest, according to early results published by Elections Canada, which do not include electors who registered on election day.

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