Manitoba

Voter turnout in Manitoba election increases from 2011

Voter turnout in Tuesday's provincial election edged up slightly from the 2011 election.

​Brian Pallister's Progressive Conservatives won a record-breaking majority with 40 of the 57 seats

A voter casts a ballot in the Manitoba election on Tuesday morning. (CBC)

Voter turnout in Tuesday's provincial election edged up slightly from the 2011 election.

Of 772,877 eligible voters, 443,861 cast ballots for a 57.4 per cent voter turnout, according to Elections Manitoba data.

In 2011, turnout was 55.7 per cent, with 433,346 votes cast.

​Brian Pallister and his Progressive Conservatives won a record-breaking majority with 40 of the 57 seats in the province, ending almost 17 years of NDP government rule.

Greg Selinger's NDP was elected in 14 constituencies — down from the 35 seats it had in the legislature before the election.

Selinger, who had been NDP premier since 2009, announced shortly afterwards that he is resigning as NDP leader.

The Liberal Party, under Rana Bokhari, won three seats after having just one going into the election. Bokhari didn't win the seat in Fort Rouge but hasn't said whether she will stay on as leader of the party.

Corrections

  • An earlier version of this story said of 749,119 eligible voters, 440,425 cast ballots for a 58.8 per cent turnout. In fact, of 772,877 eligible voters, 443,861 cast ballots for a 57.4 per cent voter turnout, according to Elections Manitoba data.
    Sep 10, 2019 5:14 PM CT

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