Toronto advance voter turnout down nearly 30% compared to record-setting 2014

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Toronto advance voter turnout down nearly 30% compared to record-setting 2014
Author of the article:Canadian Press
Canadian Press
Publishing date:Oct 15, 2022 • 8 hours ago • 1 minute read • 10 Comments

Toronto is reporting turnout at advance polls is down for the second consecutive election despite an extended voting period.


The city says 115,911 people cast a ballot at one of the 50 advance voting places across the city between Oct. 7 and 14.


That is a 7% drop compared to the total advanced votes cast in the 2018 election and down 28% from 2014.

A record 60% of eligible voters cast a ballot in 2014 election that saw John Tory defeat now-Premier Doug Ford after Ford stepped in mid-campaign for his brother, Rob Ford.

The city says this year’s advance vote was held for three more days than 2018 and took place over the Thanksgiving weekend to allow voters more time to cast a ballot and give post-secondary students home for the holiday a chance to vote in person.

The city says 1,460 voting places will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day, Oct. 24.
 

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Even people that live in Toronto don't care what happens to the place.
It's a boring election. The current mayor and council have not done a good job but the alternatives running are even worse. And nobody is making any type of splash. So it is a boring race. I would expect apathy to win this one.
 
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