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Elections Canada

April 26, 2011 19:32 ET

First Estimate of Turnout at Advance Polls Now Available

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 26, 2011) -

  • The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, announced today the preliminaryestimate of the number of electors who voted in advance on Friday, April 22, Saturday, April 23 and Monday, April 25.

  • Note that these are preliminary estimates and that not all polls may have yet reported.

  • According to the preliminary figures, 2,056,001 electors voted at the advance polls in this federal general election. This is a 34.5% increase from the 1,528,780 electors who voted in advance in the 40th general election in 2008.

  • Over 676,000 Canadians voted on Friday and over 823,000 on Monday, representing the two (2) busiest days of advance voting ever.

"There was a higher than expected turnout this past weekend at the advance polls," said Marc Mayrand. "We thank voters for their patience and field staff for their responsiveness."

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First Estimate of Turnout at Advance Polls

The following is a breakdown of the estimated number of electors who voted at the advance polls, by province or territory and electoral district, for all 308 electoral districts. Please note, these are preliminary estimates.

ProvinceNewfoundland and LabradorNumber of Electors
10001Avalon2,922
10002Bonavista–Gander–Grand Falls–Windsor2,168
10003Humber–St. Barbe–Baie Verte1,697
10004Labrador982
10005Random–Burin–St. George's1,337
10006St. John's East4,474
10007St. John's South–Mount Pearl3,697
Total Newfoundland and Labrador17,277
ProvincePrince Edward IslandNumber of Electors
11001Cardigan3,685
11002Charlottetown2,481
11003Egmont3,828
11004Malpeque3,214
Total Prince Edward Island13,208
ProvinceNova ScotiaNumber of Electors
12001Cape Breton–Canso3,646
12002Central Nova4,810
12003Dartmouth–Cole Harbour7,155
12004Halifax7,048
12005Halifax West7,447
12006Kings–Hants5,233
12007Cumberland–Colchester–Musquodoboit Valley8,634
12008Sackville–Eastern Shore5,780
12009South Shore–St. Margaret's4,424
12010Sydney–Victoria6,864
12011West Nova5,012
Total Nova Scotia66,053
ProvinceNew BrunswickNumber of Electors
13001Acadie–Bathurst8,721
13002Beauséjour9,191
13003Fredericton8,493
13004Fundy Royal6,457
13005Madawaska–Restigouche6,397
13006Miramichi5,172
13007Moncton–Riverview–Dieppe9,245
13008New Brunswick Southwest5,050
13009Saint John5,778
13010Tobique–Mactaquac5,857
Total New Brunswick70,361
ProvinceQuebecNumber of Electors
24001Abitibi–Témiscamingue3,300
24002Ahuntsic6,207
24003Alfred-Pellan8,024
24004Argenteuil–Papineau–Mirabel7,420
24005Beauce7,946
24006Beauharnois–Salaberry9,333
24007Beauport–Limoilou9,761
24008Berthier–Maskinongé9,231
24009Bourassa4,398
24010Brome–Missisquoi10,008
24011Brossard–La Prairie9,781
24012Chambly–Borduas10,997
24013Charlesbourg–Haute-Saint-Charles9,617
24014Montmorency–Charlevoix–Haute-Côte-Nord8,210
24015Châteauguay–Saint-Constant8,149
24016Chicoutimi–Le Fjord5,537
24017Compton–Stanstead9,055
24018Drummond5,650
24019Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine4,593
24020Gatineau10,013
24021Hochelaga5,267
24022Honoré-Mercier6,879
24023Hull–Aylmer9,107
24024Jeanne-Le Ber8,410
24025Joliette9,570
24026Jonquière–Alma5,031
24027Lac-Saint-Louis8,164
24028La Pointe-de-l'Île6,135
24029LaSalle–Émard6,131
24030Laurentides–Labelle9,901
24031Laurier–Sainte-Marie6,457
24032Laval6,991
24033Laval–Les Îles7,342
24034Lévis–Bellechasse9,136
24035Longueuil–Pierre-Boucher9,261
24036Lotbinière–Chutes-de-la-Chaudière9,114
24037Louis-Hébert12,686
24038Louis-Saint-Laurent11,393
24039Manicouagan3,761
24040Marc-Aurèle-Fortin8,354
24041Haute-Gaspésie–La Mitis–Matane–Matapédia6,034
24042Mégantic–L'Érable6,668
24043Montcalm8,321
24044Mount Royal6,253
24045Notre-Dame-de-Grâce–Lachine6,670
24046Abitibi–Baie-James–Nunavik–Eeyou3,144
24047Outremont5,240
24048Papineau5,869
24049Pierrefonds–Dollard6,422
24050Pontiac8,091
24051Portneuf–Jacques-Cartier9,018
24052Québec9,733
24053Repentigny7,888
24054Bas-Richelieu–Nicolet–Bécancour6,603
24055Richmond–Arthabaska7,221
24056Rimouski-Neigette–Témiscouata–Les Basques5,307
24057Rivière-des-Mille-Îles7,396
24058Montmagny–L'Islet–Kamouraska–
Rivière-du-Loup
5,690
24059Rivière-du-Nord8,157
24060Roberval–Lac-Saint-Jean5,754
24061Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie8,022
24062Saint-Bruno–Saint-Hubert9,604
24063Saint-Hyacinthe–Bagot5,603
24064Saint-Jean7,608
24065Saint-Lambert8,743
24066Saint-Laurent–Cartierville5,617
24067Saint-Léonard–Saint-Michel3,179
24068Saint-Maurice–Champlain8,225
24069Shefford7,104
24070Sherbrooke8,710
24071Terrebonne–Blainville5,760
24072Trois-Rivières9,057
24073Vaudreuil-Soulanges10,418
24074Verchères–Les Patriotes8,985
24075Westmount–Ville-Marie7,463
Total Quebec565,897
ProvinceOntarioNumber of Electors
35001Ajax–Pickering8,313
35002Algoma–Manitoulin–Kapuskasing4,820
35003Ancaster–Dundas–Flamborough–Westdale10,746
35004Barrie12,446
35005Beaches–East York6,644
35006Bramalea–Gore–Malton10,843
35007Brampton–Springdale9,551
35008Brampton West9,775
35009Brant6,583
35010Burlington9,037
35011Cambridge8,027
35012Carleton–Mississippi Mills9,388
35013Chatham-Kent–Essex6,065
35014Durham8,133
35015Davenport4,369
35016Don Valley East4,999
35017Don Valley West8,511
35018Dufferin–Caledon7,996
35019Eglinton–Lawrence7,577
35020Elgin–Middlesex–London6,952
35021Essex7,479
35022Etobicoke Centre7,053
35023Etobicoke–Lakeshore6,313
35024Etobicoke North4,401
35025Glengarry–Prescott–Russell9,766
35026Bruce–Grey–Owen Sound8,718
35027Guelph8,975
35028Haldimand–Norfolk8,127
35029Haliburton–Kawartha Lakes–Brock10,011
35030Halton12,710
35031Hamilton Centre3,295
35032Hamilton East–Stoney Creek11,166
35033Hamilton Mountain6,342
35034Huron–Bruce7,824
35035Kenora2,865
35036Kingston and the Islands13,102
35037Kitchener Centre6,769
35038Kitchener–Conestoga6,802
35039Kitchener–Waterloo9,100
35040Lanark–Frontenac–Lennox and Addington11,278
35041Leeds–Grenville8,808
35042London–Fanshawe4,502
35043London North Centre6,308
35044London West8,148
35045Markham–Unionville7,351
35046Lambton–Kent–Middlesex8,631
35047Mississauga–Brampton South9,466
35048Mississauga East–Cooksville6,263
35049Mississauga–Erindale12,810
35050Mississauga South8,332
35051Mississauga–Streetsville8,119
35052Nepean–Carleton16,988
35053Newmarket–Aurora7,599
35054Niagara Falls8,071
35055Niagara West–Glanbrook8,651
35056Nickel Belt7,573
35057Nipissing–Timiskaming6,316
35058Northumberland–Quinte West8,913
35059Oak Ridges–Markham15,003
35060Oakville8,553
35061Oshawa6,714
35062Ottawa Centre12,054
35063Ottawa–Orléans13,645
35064Ottawa South10,469
35065Ottawa–Vanier8,494
35066Ottawa West–Nepean9,316
35067Oxford5,955
35068Parkdale–High Park4,288
35069Parry Sound–Muskoka8,473
35070Perth–Wellington6,603
35071Peterborough10,979
35072Pickering–Scarborough East6,494
35073Prince Edward–Hastings8,729
35074Renfrew–Nipissing–Pembroke9,246
35075Richmond Hill7,446
35076St. Catharines6,312
35077St. Paul's8,607
35078Sarnia–Lambton6,230
35079Sault Ste. Marie3,585
35080Scarborough–Agincourt5,127
35081Scarborough Centre4,194
35082Scarborough–Guildwood4,707
35083Scarborough–Rouge River4,420
35084Scarborough Southwest4,117
35085Simcoe–Grey14,977
35086Simcoe North9,455
35087Stormont–Dundas–South Glengarry9,890
35088Sudbury6,549
35089Thornhill6,085
35090Thunder Bay–Rainy River4,846
35091Thunder Bay–Superior North4,639
35092Timmins–James Bay5,680
35093Toronto Centre7,481
35094Toronto–Danforth6,949
35095Trinity–Spadina7,383
35096Vaughan7,600
35097Welland7,730
35098Wellington–Halton Hills8,578
35099Whitby–Oshawa8,147
35100Willowdale5,875
35101Windsor–Tecumseh5,861
35102Windsor West4,805
35103York Centre5,153
35104York–Simcoe8,505
35105York South–Weston2,817
35106York West2,410
Total Ontario826,895
ProvinceManitobaNumber of Electors
46001Brandon–Souris2,713
46002Charleswood–St. James–Assiniboia4,646
46003Churchill1,800
46004Dauphin–Swan River–Marquette2,803
46005Elmwood–Transcona4,068
46006Kildonan–St. Paul4,731
46007Portage–Lisgar2,871
46008Provencher3,148
46009Saint Boniface5,749
46010Selkirk–Interlake4,493
46011Winnipeg Centre1,879
46012Winnipeg North3,527
46013Winnipeg South7,307
46014Winnipeg South Centre6,136
Total Manitoba55,871
ProvinceSaskatchewanNumber of Electors
47001Battlefords–Lloydminster2,508
47002Blackstrap4,968
47003Desnethé–Missinippi–Churchill River1,686
47004Cypress Hills–Grasslands2,345
47005Palliser3,749
47006Prince Albert3,338
47007Regina–Lumsden–Lake Centre2,854
47008Regina–Qu'Appelle2,221
47009Saskatoon–Humboldt2,784
47010Saskatoon–Rosetown–Biggar3,904
47011Saskatoon–Wanuskewin5,109
47012Souris–Moose Mountain2,074
47013Wascana4,008
47014Yorkton–Melville3,231
Total Saskatchewan44,779
ProvinceAlbertaNumber of Electors
48001Fort McMurray–Athabasca3,375
48002Calgary East2,719
48003Calgary Centre-North5,627
48004Calgary Northeast6,136
48005Calgary–Nose Hill7,872
48006Calgary Centre6,483
48007Calgary Southeast6,732
48008Calgary Southwest6,073
48009Calgary West9,065
48010Crowfoot3,420
48011Edmonton–Mill Woods–Beaumont4,724
48012Edmonton Centre7,214
48013Edmonton East4,284
48014Edmonton–Leduc7,067
48015Edmonton–St. Albert6,952
48016Edmonton–Sherwood Park6,323
48017Edmonton–Spruce Grove6,502
48018Edmonton–Strathcona5,955
48019Lethbridge5,306
48020Macleod6,037
48021Medicine Hat4,043
48022Peace River3,952
48023Red Deer2,611
48024Vegreville–Wainwright2,189
48025Westlock–St. Paul4,057
48026Wetaskiwin4,850
48027Wild Rose4,969
48028Yellowhead4,870
Total Alberta149,407
ProvinceBritish ColumbiaNumber of Electors
59001Abbotsford5,713
59002Burnaby–Douglas5,291
59003Burnaby–New Westminster6,153
59004Cariboo–Prince George4,986
59005Chilliwack–Fraser Canyon3,808
59006Delta–Richmond East5,314
59007Pitt Meadows–Maple Ridge–Mission6,247
59008Esquimalt–Juan de Fuca10,097
59009Fleetwood–Port Kells7,808
59010Kamloops–Thompson–Cariboo6,505
59011Kelowna–Lake Country8,026
59012Kootenay–Columbia7,237
59013Langley5,082
59014Nanaimo–Alberni9,644
59015Nanaimo–Cowichan9,048
59016Newton–North Delta5,781
59017New Westminster–Coquitlam7,024
59018Okanagan–Shuswap8,265
59019North Vancouver8,287
59020Okanagan–Coquihalla8,095
59021Port Moody–Westwood–Port Coquitlam3,484
59022Prince George–Peace River4,962
59023Richmond5,784
59024Saanich–Gulf Islands11,330
59025Skeena–Bulkley Valley4,508
59026British Columbia Southern Interior4,142
59027South Surrey–White Rock–Cloverdale7,635
59028Surrey North2,073
59029Vancouver Centre9,679
59030Vancouver East5,087
59031Vancouver Island North4,771
59032Vancouver Kingsway5,768
59033Vancouver Quadra8,371
59034Vancouver South7,623
59035Victoria9,865
59036West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country9,754
Total British Columbia243,247
TerritoryYukonNumber of Electors
60001Yukon1,560
Total Yukon1,560
TerritoryNorthwest TerritoriesNumber of Electors
61001Western Arctic1,288
Total Northwest Territories1,288
TerritoryNunavutNumber of Electors
62001Nunavut158
Total Nunavut158
National Total2,056,001

The following table compares the turnout by province or territory for advance voting in the 41st and 40th general elections.

Province or territory41st General Election
Advance Voting
(Preliminary Figures)
40th General Election
Advance Voting
(Final Figures)
Newfoundland and Labrador17,27710,296
Prince Edward Island13,20810,196
Nova Scotia66,05337,782
New Brunswick70,36152,220
Quebec565,897448,466
Ontario826,895603,578
Manitoba55,87136,186
Saskatchewan44,77938,933
Alberta149,407110,226
British Columbia243,247177,915
Yukon1,5601,409
Northwest Territories1,2881,192
Nunavut158381
Total2,056,0011,528,780

These preliminary figures are based on numbers reported by returning officers and are not final until all the votes are counted on election day and the results have been validated by the returning officers. The final results will be published in the official voting results following the election.

When it was introduced in 1920, voting at advance polls was limited to certain groups of voters whose work required them to be away from their electoral districts on election day. Today, it is one of several voting methods that may be used by any elector who wishes to vote before election day.

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