Regardless of how you voted, or how you feel about election results, there was some encouraging news that came out of the provincial election. Ontario voters showed up in droves on Thursday, making the turnout rate the province’s highest in almost 20 years.
As of Friday morning, Elections Ontario was reporting voter turnout at 58 per cent, up from 51.3 per cent in 2014. It was an even bigger jump from the 2011 elections, which saw a turnout of 48.2 per cent – the lowest Ontario had ever seen. Ontario’s highest voter turnout was in 1934 at 74.1 per cent.
In this vote, many Ontarians didn’t wait for election day. Advanced voting was also up close to a whopping 19 per cent.
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