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Horrible Turnout In Canadian Elections

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posted on Jan, 23 2006 @ 09:47 PM
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I thought most people voted? What is with this? According to Elections.ca, only 16% of eligible voters actually voted. In my city, it was only THREE PERCENT. That's sad.

I have no idea... has it always been this way? I guess that's why it's true when they say "Your vote matters", etc when urging you to vote. Because nobody else can be bothered
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Almost makes me want to form my own political party. I could probably get enough friends and people I know in my city to give me a decent percentage. Aside from the fact that I wouldn't actually want to be an MP.

[edit on 23-1-2006 by Yarcofin]




posted on Jan, 23 2006 @ 09:50 PM
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What a shame. We were supposed to have a record turn out this time.

It just goes to show that Canadians feel that there isn’t a candidate worth voting for.



posted on Jan, 23 2006 @ 09:51 PM
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The real numbers will not be known till Wednesday. It will be over 60 %. Last election was 61 I believe.



posted on Jan, 23 2006 @ 09:53 PM
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I sure hope so, but where the heck are all those votes going to come from?

In order to get 60% turn out, there is going to have to be another 100 million votes magically turn up. I can't see the preliminary results being THAT off....

Edit: Ah, some still appear to be coming in. It's up to 28% now. Whew. Getting there... I guess there is still some yet to come in. Up to about 6.5 million instead of 4 now. My city's turnout has magically risen to about 26%.

Sorry, I'm new to this whole "Politics" thing
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[edit on 23-1-2006 by Yarcofin]



posted on Jan, 23 2006 @ 11:21 PM
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I checked elections.ca and the percentage is up to 59.2% The reason you found such a small number is that was all the votes that had been counted at the time, I'm thinking. We usually get about 55-65% turnout in elections in canada, if I'm not mistaken.



posted on Jan, 24 2006 @ 05:01 PM
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Voter turnout has been down for 20 years.

Its actually up this year I think.
Dont quote me !



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