OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - An estimated 79% of Canadian Muslims voted in the 2015 Federal Election according to a recent post-election poll conducted by Mainstreet Research. The poll surveyed Muslims from municipalities across Canada to determine Canadian Muslim voter turnout.
The 79% Canadian Muslim voter turnout significantly exceeds estimates from the 2011 Federal Election, which reported Muslim voter at approximately 46.5% (Hamdani, Daood, 2015).
Findings from the poll are outlined in a Post-Election Report released and commissioned by The Canadian-Muslim Vote (TCMV). It documents the impact of organizations, such as TCMV, in engaging Canadian Muslim voters leading up to the 2015 Federal Election. Although TCMV delivered its message of civic engagement nationally, it specifically targeted nine ridings across the Greater Toronto Area. The Report indicated that voter turnout amongst Canadian Muslims in those particular ridings was a ground breaking 88%.
"We are extremely pleased with Canadian Muslim voter turnout in the 2015 federal election," said Muneeza Sheikh, Director of Communications for TCMV. "We hope to achieve similar results in future elections, at all levels of government, across the country".
The Canadian-Muslim Vote is a grassroots and non-partisan organization that encourages greater civic engagement within the Canadian Muslim community. The organization was founded based on a strong belief in the Canadian democratic process and the importance of all Canadians – Muslims included – participating in elections at all levels of government.
Please visit http://www.canadianmuslimvote.ca/post-election-report.pdf to view a full copy of the report.
SOURCE The Canadian-Muslim Vote
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For further information: Moe Ladha, Associate Director, The Canadian-Muslim Vote, [email protected], (647) 313-9222 Ext 104