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Canada A by-the-numbers look at the federal election campaign, and voting day

09:40  21 october  2019
09:40  21 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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After a campaign that started on Sept. 11, voters head to the polls Monday to mark their ballots in Canada's 43rd general election , with 27.4 million eligible voters listed for 2019. By - the - numbers . 35 million: Ballots printed for the 2019 election . 37: Minimum days , by law, for an election campaign .

Some noteworthy numbers included an approximate 300,000 election workers this year, 4.7 million estimated number of votes cast in advance polls and 45 kilometres measured of the 257,000 ABOVE: Polls are open across Canada for the 43rd Federal Election . comments Leave a comment.

Andrew Scheer© Carlos Osorio Andrew Scheer OTTAWA — After a campaign that started on Sept. 11, voters head to the polls Monday to mark their ballots in Canada's 43rd general election. Here are some numbers to capture the scope of the campaign:

338: Number of federal ridings

170: Seats needed for a majority government.

177: Seats Liberals held at dissolution.

95: Seats Conservatives held at dissolution.

39: Seats the New Democratic Party held at dissolution.

10: Seats the Bloc Quebecois held at dissolution.

2: Seats the Greens held at dissolution.

1: Seats the People's Party of Canada held at dissolution.

8: Independent MPs at dissolution.

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.

Federal election results: Watch the numbers come in or dive deeper with our maps and analysis. Applying to vote by mail or at the local Elections Canada office has now ended. If you are voting in the advance polls or on election day , the candidates in your riding will be listed on your ballot.

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8: Number of Independent MPs at dissolution in 2015.

3.7 million: Votes cast in advance polls in 2015

4.7 million: Estimated number of votes cast in advance polls in 2019

27.4 million: Eligible voters in 2019

26 million: Eligible voters in 2015

35 million: Ballots printed for the 2019 election.

105,140: Ballot boxes nationwide in 2019.

21: Registered political parties for the 2019 campaign.

18: Registered political parties for the 2015 campaign.

$175 million: Maximum combined amount that all parties could spend in the 2019 campagin.

$29 million: Maximum amount the Conservatives, Liberals, Greens and NDP can each spend.

37: Minimum days, by law, for an election campaign.

40: Length, in days, of the 2019 campaign.

300,000: Approximate number of election workers this year.

285,000: Approximate number of election workers in 2015.

15,500: Polling places in 2015.

20,000: Polling places in 2019.

45: Length, in kilometres, of the 257,000 pencils voters will use to mark their ballots.

(Source: Elections Canada, House of Commons)

This report by the Canadian Press was first published Oct. 20, 2019.

The Canadian Press

Poll suggests plenty Canadians voted strategically to stop a party from winning .
OTTAWA — More than one-third of Canadians voted strategically in last week's federal election to stop another party from winning, a new poll suggests. Thirty-five per cent of respondents to the Leger poll said their decision about who to support took into account the chances that their vote would prevent another party's candidate from being victorious. And almost as many waited until the final week of the campaign to make their choice. ThirteenThirty-five per cent of respondents to the Leger poll said their decision about who to support took into account the chances that their vote would prevent another party's candidate from being victorious.

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