About 60% of voters cast ballots in Windsor, Essex
Windsor-Essex voter turnout still below national average
Windsor and Essex voters came out in force Monday night, with Elections Canada reporting more than 50 per cent voter turnouts in all local ridings.
The voter turnout numbers, without counting those who registered on election day are:
- Essex: 66 per cent or about 60,524 of 91,816 registered electors.
- Windsor-Tecumseh: 61 per cent or about 53,349 of 86,864 registered electors.
- Windsor West: 55 per cent or about 46,930 of 84,699 registered electors.
All three ridings posted increases in voter turnout over the 2011 election. Those numbers were:
- Essex: 58.5 per cent or about 52,930 of 90,421 registered electors
- Windsor-Tecumseh: 53 per cent or about 44,772 of 84,458 registered electors
- Windsor West: 48.8 per cent or about 40,002 of 81,984 registered electors.
Monday's numbers compare well with the national turnout of more than 68 per cent, or about 17,546,697 registered electors casting their ballots. The 2015 election had the highest voter turnout since the 1993 federal election.
That's a big jump from the last federal election in 2011, when just more than 61 per cent of Canadians voted.
High turnout numbers are consistent with the increase in advanced polls reported by Elections Canada.
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