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
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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SOURCE: Elections Ontario
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