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Voter turnout in Monday's election estimated as lowest ever

Poll: Did you vote?

Voter turnout in Monday's federal election was estimated to be just 58.5%, which, if it holds-up, would make it the lowest ever voter turnout in a Canadian federal election, according to figures available from Elections Canada.

It was only the second time federal voter turnout in this country dipped below 60% and is the third straight of declining particiption in the national vote. In 2019, 67% of eligible voters cast ballots and in 2015, 68.3% voted. Up to now, the lowest turnout recorded in a federal election was in 2008, when 58.8% of eligible voters cast ballots.

The highest federal voter turnout recorded since confederation was in 1958, when 79.4% of voters cast ballots.

Between 1945 and 1992— with just two exceptions (1953 - 67.5% and 1980 - 69.3%), voter turnout in Canadian federal elections ranged in 70% range. Since 1993, with the exception of 2008 (58.8%), that has dropped to the 60% range.

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