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Voter turnout highest in a decade

Voter turnout in the 2014 Winnipeg council elections:


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Voter turnout in the 2014 municipal election is the highest in a decade.

On election night, 235,454 of 468,713 eligible Winnipeggers exercised their right to vote, said Marc Lemoine, Winnipeg’s senior election official.

That amounts to a voter turnout of 50.2 per cent. That’s higher than the 2010 general election turnout of 47.1 per cent but less than of the 2004 byelection turnout of 58.8 per cent., Lemoine said.

The polls officially closed at 8 p.m., but long lines of last-minute voters were reported at voting locations across the city.

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Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 22/10/2014 (1732 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Voter turnout in the 2014 municipal election is the highest in a decade.

On election night, 235,454 of 468,713 eligible Winnipeggers exercised their right to vote, said Marc Lemoine, Winnipeg’s senior election official.

That amounts to a voter turnout of 50.2 per cent. That’s higher than the 2010 general election turnout of 47.1 per cent but less than of the 2004 byelection turnout of 58.8 per cent., Lemoine said.

The polls officially closed at 8 p.m., but long lines of last-minute voters were reported at voting locations across the city.

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Turnout by neighbourhood, in 2010

City of Winnipeg data shows huge discrepancies when it comes to turnout. In the 2010 election, when overall turnout was decent, those in wealthier neighbourhoods hit the polls in droves. Poorer areas, such as Spence, William Whyte and parts of Elmwood had low voter numbers, making it easier for politicians to ignore their issues. Here are the hot and cold spots:

Where we voted

Sage Creek (subdivision SB48) - 68.6%

Appleton Estates, two large 55-plus apartment buildings on Niakwa Road (subdivisions SV13 and SV50) - 63.6%

Tuxedo (subdivision CT03 and CT04) -- 58.5 %

 

Where we didn't

The downtown business district, between Portage and Qu'Appelle avenues (subdivisions DM01 and DM02) - 15%

William Whyte (subdivisions MY04-06 and MY08) - 16.4%

Centennial and parts of West Alexander (Subdivisions PD02 and PD04-05) - 17.1%

-- source: City of Winnipeg data

 

History

Updated on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:44 PM CDT: Clarifies headline.

8:11 PM: Polls close.

10:08 PM: Adds turnout figures

October 23, 2014 at 2:42 PM: Adds map of 2014 turnout

October 26, 2014 at 11:34 PM: corrects spelling of turnout

October 27, 2014 at 4:50 PM: Adds map of turnout by subdivision

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