Voter turnout is up

It's not much, but every little bit helps

Voter turnout to the 2011 federal election is still not all that it should be in this country, but at least more people in Nanaimo-Alberni showed up on May 2 to exercise their franchise than the average across Canada.

On Monday, 65,444 people voted in Nanaimo-Alberni, sending incumbent MP James Lunney back to Ottawa with an estimated 46.5 per cent of the overall tally.

That’s a 67 per cent voter turnout — a small increase over 2008’s 64.7 per cent.

The national percentage of voters who took part in the election Monday is only 61.4 per cent.

That, however, is also an increase over 2008, where voter turnout stood at 58.8 per cent.

While British Columbia voter turnouts the past four elections have been in the 60s, Prince Edward Island is the tops in the country in that regard, hovering around 70 per cent each time.

 

Just Posted

Order in the chambers: Qualicum Beach votes for council code of conduct

Coun. Robert Filmer’s motion passes unanimously at town meeting

Rainbow crosswalk in Qualicum Beach covered in mysterious black substance

‘It was disappointing to see this act of disrespect take place inside our community’

Oceanside RCMP hunt for man after pair of indecent exposure incidents

Elderly woman grabbed by man who had been masturbating in the woods

Nanoose Bay’s Northwest Bay Road again open to the public

Single-lane alternating traffic expected to stretch into September

New police force in Surrey must avoid VPD, RCMP errors made in Pickton case: Oppal

Boots are scheduled to be on the ground by spring 2021

Striking Western Forest Products workers could lose benefits in September

Union, forest company at odds over Vancouver Island benefit payments as strike enters third month

Conan turns to the Property Brothers for tips on buying Greenland

Jonathan Scott suggests removing glaciers and mountains to bring in ‘more natural light’

Forests minister visits B.C. town rocked by multiple mill shutdowns

A third of Mackenzie turns out for rally, not much to cheer about

B.C. sockeye returns drop as official calls 2019 ‘extremely challenging’

Federal government says officials are seeing the same thing off Alaska and Washington state

B.C. music teacher accused of sexual misconduct involving girls

Police believe other victims could be out there after the arrest of Lamar Victor Alviar

B.C. family stranded in Croatia desperate to come home

Funds being raised to bring back mom and two children

Most Read