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Canada Voter Turnout In Canada Election 2019 Takes A Slight Tumble

18:55  22 october  2019
18:55  22 october  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.ca

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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.

A smaller number of Canadians flocked to the polls to cast ballots in this year’s federal election compared to 2015.

Nearly 17.9 million people voted this year out of an eligible 27.1 million Canadians, putting voter turnout at 65.95 per cent, according to preliminary results from Elections Canada.

Canadians gave Justin Trudeau and the Liberals a second term, but with a minority Parliament.

Approximately 4.7 million of Canadians voted during advance polling last week, an increase of 29 per cent over 2015.

In that election, which led to a Trudeau majority, voter turnout stood at 68.5 per cent, which was the highest since 1993.

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 is currently listed at 65%. The federal election was seen as a referendum on Mr Trudeau Green Party leader Elizabeth May said the election had been a success. It is expected to take three Canada is well served. I look forward to working with you toward the betterment of both of our countries!

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 70.7%.

According to Wikipedia, the average voter turnout since 1867 has been 70.7 per cent, with the biggest numbers of electors out in 1958, 1960 and 1963 with turnout rates of more than 79 per cent.

Here are the voter turnouts this decade for federal elections:

  • 61.1 per cent in 2011 - Conservative majority
  • 58.8 per cent in 2008 - Conservative minority
  • 64.7 per cent in 2006 - Conservative minority
  • 60.9 per cent in 2004 - Liberal minority
  • 61.3 per cent in 2000 -Liberal majority

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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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