Monday vote sees modest bump in turnout

61.4 per cent cent of registered voters cast a ballot


Canada’s voter turnout rate inched up slightly to 61.4 per cent in Monday’s election from 59.1 per cent in 2008. PEI voters were the most enthusiastic, with 74 per cent of registered voters casting ballots. On the low end, only 48.5 per cent of voters in Nunavut cast a ballot. The highest voter turnout in Canadian electoral history occurred in 1958, when John Diefenbaker won an election that saw 79.4 per cent of registered voters participate.

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Monday vote sees modest bump in turnout

  1. Ironic that PEI turnout is good, they have twice the MP’s per capital that we do in BC. I guess more would vote here if it counted double.

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  3. vote mob !!!

    guess that didn’t work out too well.

    as a student, i found these “vote mobs” to be rather condescending and patronizing.

    don’t run around like a bunch of boy scouts as though we’re in day care.

    the whole vote mob thing was really just about getting me to vote NDP or Liberal, because apparently that’s the “right” thing to do.

    • No, it was the “left” thing to do!

  4. Jack I think there is nothing more annoying than having to deal with votemobs while you wait outside your 60% exam

    Brent…I think you meant per capita :D

  5. Jack, the primary motivation behind the vote mobs was to simply motivate students to vote. They were 100% non-partisan. If you felt the need to vote NDP or Liberal because of them, that need was entirely self-imposed.

    Furthermore, this above information supplied by Macleans states no information specifically about the voter turnout for students. Perhaps the increase in overall voter turnout was as a result in an increase in voter turnout from the 18-24 demographic.

    It is unfortunate that as a student, you weren’t able to process the true reasons for these vote mobs. There is unconditionally no negatives that can be associated with these non-partisan vote mobs (except for perhaps disturbing Pat’s exam).

    I sincerely hope that tomorrow’s leaders stem from today’s politically motivated youth. Canadian politics need to be less petty, more objective.

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