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Voters advance

Advance poll turnout
1,560

1,409

1,288

1,192

158

381

% change

2011

603,578

number of advanced voters in 2011

2
10 3 7
2
1 56
9

Nunavut

N.W.T.

Yukon

B.C.

Alta.

Sask.

Man.

Ont.

Que.

N.B.

N.S.

up

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up

up

up

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68%

30%

75%

35%

26%

37%

54% 15%

36%

11%

8,834,987

2008 voter turnout
Eligible
voters

47.4%

Nunavut had the
lowest voter turnout
in 2008
17,089

28,787

8,092

13,733

Nunavut

37%

N.W.T.

5,954,763

Total
ballots

2,996,864

69%

P.E.I had the highest
voter turnout

14,721

Sources: Elections Canada; talkpos.wordpress.com

1,799,892

B.C.

up

8%

N.L.

-59%

9.4%

Drop in voter
turnout in
Newfoundland
from 2000–2008,
the highest
change in Canada

2,433,695
715,291

835,401

419,600

468,743

590,984

727,875

371,586

438,551

23,281

Yukon

P.E.I.

17,277

+158%

1
64
8

10,296

10 Vancouver South

3
7 49
10

13,208

+159%

10,196

9 Halton

66,053

+188%

37,782

8 Peace River

5

8

number of advanced voters in 2008

70,361

+200%

Increased in number of voters at
advanced polls compared to 2008

52,220

7 Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca

448,466

+210%

34.5%

1,528,780
2,056,001

55,871

6 Ajax-Pickering

36,186

4 West Vancouver-Sunshine +248%
Coast-Sea to Sky Country
5 Oak Ridges-Markham
+210%

44,779

+300%

38,933

3 Ottawa-Orleans

149,407

+320%

110,226

2 Leeds-Grenville

-36%
-32%
-30%
-28%
-24%
-22%
-16%
-15%
-15%
-11%

243,247

+490%

Thornhill
Saskatoon-Humboldt
Vancouver Island North
Vegreville-Wainwright
Nunavut
Red Deer
Mount Royal
Crowfoot
Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon
Carleton-Mississippi Mills

177,915

1 Edmonton Centre

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

565,897

Ridings with the largest slumps
in advance poll turnout

Ridings with the
largest jumps in
advance poll turnout

2008

826,895

A larger than ever advance poll turnout suggests overall voter
participation may be up for this year’s federal election.

1,274,992

Alta.

Sask.

Man.

5,177,150

Ont.

3,671,728

Que.

N.B.

N.S.

108,211
74,636

P.E.I.

410,411
195,669

N.L.

SUSAN BATSFORD, GRAPHICS EDITOR, TWITTER @SBATS1; INFOGRAPHIC BY MEGAN DINNER/QMI AGENCY

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