Statement from Ontario's Chief Electoral Officer on the June 12 Provincial General Election

TORONTO, June 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Voting in the 41th Provincial General Election at over 25,000 polls in 107 electoral districts concluded yesterday.  Over 70,000 poll officials worked to assist voters at the polls on June 12 and the integrity of the election was maintained as results were delivered for 616 candidates across the province.  Preliminary and unofficial results currently indicate that 52.1% of eligible voters in the province cast their ballot including those who voted by Special ballot, at advance polls or in-person on June 12.   This is an increase from the 48.2% of eligible voters who cast their ballot during the 40th Provincial General Election on October 6, 2011.

In 2007, 52.1% eligible voters in the province cast their ballot for the 39th Provincial General Election. This includes those who voted at advance polls and in-person as Special ballot was introduced for the 2011 general election.

Official tabulation will take place in 107 electoral districts across the province over the next three days, during which time Elections Ontario will be focused upon completing this activity.  As part of the unofficial results, the number of declined, rejected and unmarked ballots will be available on our website on Wednesday, June 18.

For more information on official tabulation and judicial recounts, please access Elections Ontario's technical backgrounder entitled The Voting Process and Judicial Recounts.

Elections Ontario is the non-partisan agency responsible for administering provincial elections, by-elections and referenda.


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PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2014/06/13/20140613_C7010_DOC_EN_41404.pdf

SOURCE: Elections Ontario

For further information:

Elections Ontario Media Relations
416.212.6186 / 1.866.252.2152
media@elections.on.ca
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