Turnout history

Year Turnout
1966 85.65%
1970 87.32%
1974 82.10%
1978 86.30%
1979 83.80%
1982 78.20%
1986 87.60%
1989 80.80%
1993 80.70%
1996 85.48%
2000 84.86%
2003 83.27%
2007 83.84%

The turnout for the P.E.I. election Monday, at 76.4 per cent, was the lowest since at least 1966, and perhaps the lowest ever.

Monday's numbers from Elections PEI are still unofficial, but if the numbers hold up it will be the lowest turnout since the agency started keeping records in the May 1966 election. In that year 85.65 per cent of registered voters cast a ballot.

The lowest turnout recorded before Monday was 78.20 per cent in 1982, also the only election in which the number was below 80 per cent.

Liberal Leader Robert Ghiz was returned as premier last night, with his party winning 22 of 27 seats.