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Kootenay-Columbia Voter Turnout Over 72%

Kootenay-Columbia witnessed a 72.37% voter turnout in the 2019 federal election as per unofficial results from Elections Canada.

Of a possible 91,652 registered electors as of Election Day on Monday, October 21, 2019, Elections Canada said that 66,327 ballots were cast. Although, that doesn’t include any electors that registered for the first time when they went to vote.

The 72.37% voter turnout in 2019 is actually a 1.65% decrease from the 2015 federal election where voter turnout was an all-time high of 74.02%. While turnout was technically down, more ballots were cast in 2019 than 2015 where 63,403 votes were counted of a possible 85,653.

Here’s a look at voter turnout in Kootenay-Columbia since the 2000 election:

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  • 2019 – 72.37% (66,327 total votes)
    • Rob MorrisonConservative (29,893 votes – 45.10%)
  • 2015 – 74.02% (63,403 total votes)
    • Wayne StetskiNew Democrat (23,529 votes – 37.23%)
  • 2011 – 63.45% (42,930 total votes)
    • David WilksConservative (23,910 votes – 55.88%)
  • 2008 – 59.76% (39,402 total votes)
    • Jim AbbottConservative (23,402 votes – 59.59%)
  • 2006 – 64.39% (40,935 total votes)
    • Jim AbbottConservative (22,181 votes – 54.35%)
  • 2004 – 65.10% (41,147 total votes)
    • Jim AbbottConservative (21,336 votes – 52.02%)
  • 2000 – 65.20% (38,003 total votes)
    • Jim AbbottAlliance (25,663 votes – 67,78%)

Compared to the 2015 election, the Conservatives had 6,646 more votes with Rob Morrison as their candidate. Meanwhile, the Green Party saw a surge in support accounting for 9% of the total vote in Kootenay-Columbia in 2019 contrasted to 6.51% in 2015. The Liberals saw an overall decrease in support with 9.1% of total votes to 19.48% in 2015, losing 6,282 votes from the pervious election.

Here are the unofficial results from Elections Canada for the 2019 federal election in Kootenay-Columbia:

  • Rob Morrison – Conservative – 29,893 (45.1%)
  • Wayne Stetski – New Democrat – 22,707 (34.2%)
  • Robin Goldsbury – Liberal – 6,033 (9.1%)
  • Abra Brynne – Green – 5,998 (9.0%)
  • Rick Stewart – People’s Party – 1,360 (2.0%)
  • Trev Miller – Animal Protection Party – 336 (0.5%)
    • Polls: 268/268 reporting
    • Voter Turnout: 72.37% – 66,327 of 91,652 registered electors

More: Rob Morrison Wins Kootenay-Columbia Riding (October 21, 2019)

More: NDP Incumbent Wayne Stetski Loses Seat in Parliament (October 21, 2019)

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