ADFW voter turnout tops national rate

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Voters in the Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale (ADFW) riding came out in droves last week.

With preliminary results showing 62,693 of the riding's 80,842 registered electors casting a ballot during the January 23 federal election, the riding recorded an admirable voter turnout of 77.6 per cent - believed to be one of the highest in Canada. The national average was 64.9 per cent, while the Ontario average was 67.3 per cent.

The writing was on the wall even before election day, with advance polls in the riding drawing 8,856 people, up 2,243 from the previous federal election in 2004.

The excellent showing this time around reflected elevated voter interest, thanks to stepped up campaigns by the two major parties, the Conservatives and the Liberals.

"This was a very active and vigorously run election by all parties," Al Croxall, returning officer for the ADFW riding, said last Friday. "It really caught the interest of the general electors," a factor that contributed to the large turnout, he surmised.

This isn't the first time voter turnout in the ADFW riding surpassed the national average; in 2004, local voter turnout hit 69.5 per cent compared to the national average of 60.9 per cent, the lowest national voter turnout percentage since 1896.

ADFW voter turnout tops national rate

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Voters in the Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale (ADFW) riding came out in droves last week.

With preliminary results showing 62,693 of the riding's 80,842 registered electors casting a ballot during the January 23 federal election, the riding recorded an admirable voter turnout of 77.6 per cent - believed to be one of the highest in Canada. The national average was 64.9 per cent, while the Ontario average was 67.3 per cent.

The writing was on the wall even before election day, with advance polls in the riding drawing 8,856 people, up 2,243 from the previous federal election in 2004.

The excellent showing this time around reflected elevated voter interest, thanks to stepped up campaigns by the two major parties, the Conservatives and the Liberals.

"This was a very active and vigorously run election by all parties," Al Croxall, returning officer for the ADFW riding, said last Friday. "It really caught the interest of the general electors," a factor that contributed to the large turnout, he surmised.

This isn't the first time voter turnout in the ADFW riding surpassed the national average; in 2004, local voter turnout hit 69.5 per cent compared to the national average of 60.9 per cent, the lowest national voter turnout percentage since 1896.

ADFW voter turnout tops national rate

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Voters in the Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale (ADFW) riding came out in droves last week.

With preliminary results showing 62,693 of the riding's 80,842 registered electors casting a ballot during the January 23 federal election, the riding recorded an admirable voter turnout of 77.6 per cent - believed to be one of the highest in Canada. The national average was 64.9 per cent, while the Ontario average was 67.3 per cent.

The writing was on the wall even before election day, with advance polls in the riding drawing 8,856 people, up 2,243 from the previous federal election in 2004.

The excellent showing this time around reflected elevated voter interest, thanks to stepped up campaigns by the two major parties, the Conservatives and the Liberals.

"This was a very active and vigorously run election by all parties," Al Croxall, returning officer for the ADFW riding, said last Friday. "It really caught the interest of the general electors," a factor that contributed to the large turnout, he surmised.

This isn't the first time voter turnout in the ADFW riding surpassed the national average; in 2004, local voter turnout hit 69.5 per cent compared to the national average of 60.9 per cent, the lowest national voter turnout percentage since 1896.