3.6 Million Vote in Advance Polls in Election 2015

Election 360

Election 360THUNDER BAY – ELECTION 2015 – Those long lines at the polling stations were not just your imagination this weekend. Elections Canada states, “We estimate that 1.2 million electors voted at advance polls on Monday. This brings the total number of voters for all four days of advance polls at this election to more than 3.6 million. This represents an increase of 71 percent over the number of electors who voted at advance polls in 2011.”

Waits of up to an hour were common at some of the advance polls in Thunder Bay on the weekend.

“Elections Canada’s goal is to ensure that every Canadian who wishes to cast a ballot has an opportunity to do so,” said Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand.

Heading to October 19th, voting day, the overall voter turnout numbers could be far higher than in recent elections.