Advanced voting turnout down from 2014

Nick Seebruch
Advanced voting turnout down from 2014
From left-to-right: Jim McDonell

CORNWALL, Ontario – Polls open for the Ontario Provincial election at 9 a.m. June 7, but advanced polls are indicating that voter turnout might be lower in the riding of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry than in 2014.

In the 2014 provincial election, 7,151 people voted in the advanced polls, this election however, that number is down to 6,201.

The total number of valid votes cast in the 2014 election amounted to 38,773.

Using the most recent available data on the total number of eligible voters in the riding, this amounted to a total voter turnout of a little over 50 percent.

Half of those voters who turned out in 2014 voted for Progressive Conservative Jim McDonell, who held onto the riding.

In this election, there is Jim McDonell running for re-election for the Conservatives, Marc Benoit running for the Ontario NDP, Heather Megill for the Ontario Liberal Party, Elaine Kennedy for the Green Party and Sabile Trimm for the Libertarians.

For information about when and where to vote and what type of ID is needed to vote, please consult the Elections Ontario website.

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