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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.

CBC News

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