Statement from Ontario's Chief Electoral Officer regarding the 2015 Provincial by-election in Simcoe North

TORONTO, Sept. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - Voting in the provincial by-election in the electoral district of Simcoe North concluded yesterday.  Over 732 poll officials worked to assist voters at the polls on September 3rd, 2015 and results were delivered for 8 candidates in the electoral district. 

Preliminary and unofficial results currently indicate that 40.88% of eligible voters in the electoral distrct of Simcoe North cast their ballot. By comparison, 53.3% of eligible voters during the 2014 General Election cast their ballot in the electoral district of Simcoe North. This includes those who voted at advance polls and in-person.

Official tabulation will be commencing at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 4th and will conclude the same day. As part of unofficial results, the number of declined, rejected and unmarked ballots will be available on the Elections Ontario website.

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

For further information: Elections Ontario Media Relations, 416.212.6186 / 1.866.252.2152,

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