Advance voter turnout jumps nearly 19% from last Ontario election

Advance voter turnout jumps almost 19% from last Ontario electionMore

Ontario's highest voter turnout was in 1934 at 74.1 per cent.

Some saw the now-defunct "Precincts Reported" tab at "100%" on the county voting page and believed the numbers to be final, even though that would have meant a voter turnout of just 17 percent in an election format created to increase participation.

Karen Rhea, the assistant registrar of voters, said the current turnout is 22.15% of registered voters.

This Election Day, Sacramento and Nevada are two of five counties in the state testing a new method for turning in ballots through the mail or a drop boxes.

"We are modernizing Ontario's elections in a measured and principled way to give electors a better voter experience". Advanced voting was also up close to a whopping 19 per cent.

E-Poll books make it easier and faster for an elector to get a ballot. "You have a ballot in your hand and you're more likely to vote on Election Day than if you're trying to find your polling place".

The number of electoral districts in Ontario has increased from 107 to 124 in 2018 and the change means some voters will be casting ballots in different locations or electoral districts in this election than previously, Elections Ontario said.

But those numbers only included votes submitted at polling places and early vote-by-mail ballots, not the thousands of vote-by-mail ballots dropped off at poling places or those that arrived at the election office through the mail that day or the next.

The last time voter turnout was this high was in 1999 - at 57.8 per cent - when Mike Harris was re-elected to a second majority government.

Volunteers with the Des Rosiers campaign confirmed on Wednesday night that they were the source of the incorrect information, which they say was the result of a postal-code error on a piece of campaign literature mailed out to voters.

To update their registration, voters need to complete a Voter Registration Affidavit or an Absentee Application.

However, it's important to keep in mind there are still about 30,000 votes to be processed-and there's even more that can come in by Friday.

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