Halton voter turnout in the federal election was higher than the average in the rest of Canada: Burlington had the highest turnout in the region.

federal election 2019By Staff

November 4th, 2019

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The federal election is over and the country got the leadership it wanted.

What many didn’t realize until Elections Canada released more detail on that vote was that 70% of the people in Halton cast a ballot.

The Advance polls were much higher this election.

Flag at house of commonsBurlington – 12,989 advance ballots in 2015 – 20,143 advance ballots in 2019.

Oakville North Burlington 14,501 advance ballots in 2015 – 22,344 in 2019

Total advance ballots for Halton in 2015 was 52,088 – 77994 in 2019

The voter turn out for each municipality was better than the national average.

In Burlington 70,888 of the 99,972 registered voters cast a ballot – 70.91%

In Milton 59,005 of the 84,807 registered voters cast a ballot – 69.58%

In Oakville, 61,882 of the 90.144 registered voters cast a ballot – 68.65%

In Oakville North Burlington 68,452 of the 97,439 registers voters cast a ballot – 70.25%

Canada wide the numbers were 17,890,264 of the 27,126,166 registered voters cast a ballot – 65.95%

Now if we could only get that kind of a turn out for the municipal election we would have a very engaged communities who would hold those elected accountable which would result in better government.

Wouldn’t that be nice.

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1 comment to Halton voter turnout in the federal election was higher than the average in the rest of Canada: Burlington had the highest turnout in the region.

  • John Birch

    Nice to see, well done Burlington Voters. Honourable mention to the rest of Halton too.
    Canada’s 2019 Election average turnout 66%. Burlington 71%, giving the wonderful young Cabinet Minister the Hon Karina Gould MP a sizable plurality of 48% of the 5 candidates seeking office. That’s a strong mandate and well deserved.

    The Halton Vote:
    In Burlington 70,888 of the 99,972 registered voters cast a ballot – 70.91%
    In Milton 59,005 of the 84,807 registered voters cast a ballot – 69.58%
    In Oakville, 61,882 of the 90.144 registered voters cast a ballot – 68.65%
    In Oakville North Burlington 68,452 of the 97,439 registers voters cast a ballot – 70.25%
    Canada wide the numbers were 17,890,264 of the 27,126,166 registered voters cast a ballot – 65.95%

    75% next time folks, to honour those who fought to guarantee our right to choose. Honour them by voting, always.

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