Advance polls show a 29% increase: Elections Canada

Advance poll numbers released Tuesday show a 29 per cent increase in ballots from the last federal election.

Elections Canada said nearly 4.7 million electors voted during advance polls, from Friday to Monday.

During the advance polls in the 2015 election, about 3.6 million voters cast their ballots.

Elections Canada noted these are preliminary estimates. Not all polls may have reported as of Tuesday afternoon.

“More and more, Canadians are taking advantage of early voting opportunities to cast their ballots,” says chief electoral officer Stephane Perrault.

“Having extended voting hours at advance polls gave Canadians more flexibility to use this option.”

Advance polls were open each day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

A breakdown of the estimated number of electors who voted at the advance polls, by province or territory and electoral district, for all 338 electoral districts is being calculated, and will soon be available on elections.ca.



mamta.lulla@reddeeradvocate.com

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