MANITOBA VOTES 2007

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Manitoba by the numbers

CBC Online News | Updated April 3, 2007

Statistics on voter turnout and election history.


  • Number of electoral districts: 57
  • Number of previous general elections: 38
  • First election year: 1870
  • Seats as of April 3, 2007: NDP - 35; Progressive Conservative - 19; Liberal - 2; one vacant (formerly PC)
Past Election Results (Distribution of Seats)


Electoral History
YEAR LIB NDP PC TOTAL
2003 2 35 20 57
1999 1 32 24 57
1995 3 23 31 57
1990 7 20 30 57
1988 20 12 25 57
1986 1 30 26 57
1981 0 34 23 57
1977 1 23 33 57
1973 5 31 21 57
1969 5 28 22 55
Legend
LIB= Liberal Party
NDP= New Democratic Party
PC= Progressive Conservative Party
Source: Elections Manitoba publications
Election Cost (Per Voter)


Election Expenses
Election Year Total Cost # of Registered Voters Cost Per Voter
2003 $6,152,257 732,946 $8.39
1999 $4,875,229 729,349 $6.68
1995 $3,291,528 732,230 $4.50
1990 $3,193,194 712,731 $4.48
1988 $2,535,050 728,319 $3.48
1986 $2,313,990 705,383 $3.28
1981 $2,034,845 669,655 $3.03
1977 $1,142,368 646,670 $1.77
1973 $624,540 599,712 $1.04
Source: Elections Manitoba publications
Voter Turnout (%)


Voter Turnout
Election Year Registered Voters Total Votes Cast Voter Turnout % Rejected Ballots
2003 732,946 397,069 54.17 1,587
1999 729,349 496,684 68.10 2,021
1995 732,230 506,667 69.20 2,209
1990 712,731 492,151 69.05 1,461
1988 728,319 538,738 73.97 1,328
1986 705,383 479,019 67.91 1,329
1981 669,655 484,790 72.39 1,898
1977 646,670 488,821 75.59 1,667
1973 599,712 469,798 78.34 2,754
1969 522,203 336,382 64.42 1,694
Source: Statement of Votes for the 38th Provincial General Election - Elections Manitoba

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