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First Estimate of Turnout at Advance Polls Now Available

OTTAWA, Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"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.

Province Newfoundland and Labrador Number of Electors
10001 Avalon
2,922
10002 Bonavista–Gander–Grand Falls–Windsor
2,168
10003 Humber–St. Barbe–Baie Verte
1,697
10004 Labrador
982
10005 Random–Burin–St. George's
1,337
10006 St. John's East
4,474
10007 St. John's South–Mount Pearl
3,697
Total Newfoundland and Labrador
17,277

Province Prince Edward Island Number of Electors
11001 Cardigan
3,685
11002 Charlottetown
2,481
11003 Egmont
3,828
11004 Malpeque
3,214
Total Prince Edward Island
13,208

Province Nova Scotia Number of Electors
12001 Cape Breton–Canso
3,646
12002 Central Nova
4,810
12003 Dartmouth–Cole Harbour
7,155
12004 Halifax
7,048
12005 Halifax West
7,447
12006 Kings–Hants
5,233
12007 Cumberland–Colchester–Musquodoboit Valley
8,634
12008 Sackville–Eastern Shore
5,780
12009 South Shore–St. Margaret's
4,424
12010 Sydney–Victoria
6,864
12011 West Nova
5,012
Total Nova Scotia
66,053

Province New Brunswick Number of Electors
13001 Acadie–Bathurst
8,721
13002 Beauséjour
9,191
13003 Fredericton
8,493
13004 Fundy Royal
6,457
13005 Madawaska–Restigouche
6,397
13006 Miramichi
5,172
13007 Moncton–Riverview–Dieppe
9,245
13008 New Brunswick Southwest
5,050
13009 Saint John
5,778
13010 Tobique–Mactaquac
5,857
Total New Brunswick
70,361

Province Quebec Number of Electors
24001 Abitibi–Témiscamingue
3,300
24002 Ahuntsic
6,207
24003 Alfred-Pellan
8,024
24004 Argenteuil–Papineau–Mirabel
7,420
24005 Beauce
7,946
24006 Beauharnois–Salaberry
9,333
24007 Beauport–Limoilou
9,761
24008 Berthier–Maskinongé
9,231
24009 Bourassa
4,398
24010 Brome–Missisquoi
10,008
24011 Brossard–La Prairie
9,781
24012 Chambly–Borduas
10,997
24013 Charlesbourg–Haute-Saint-Charles
9,617
24014 Montmorency–Charlevoix–Haute-Côte-Nord
8,210
24015 Châteauguay–Saint-Constant
8,149
24016 Chicoutimi–Le Fjord
5,537
24017 Compton–Stanstead
9,055
24018 Drummond
5,650
24019 Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
4,593
24020 Gatineau
10,013
24021 Hochelaga
5,267
24022 Honoré-Mercier
6,879
24023 Hull–Aylmer
9,107
24024 Jeanne-Le Ber
8,410
24025 Joliette
9,570
24026 Jonquière–Alma
5,031
24027 Lac-Saint-Louis
8,164
24028 La Pointe-de-l'Île
6,135
24029 LaSalle–Émard
6,131
24030 Laurentides–Labelle
9,901
24031 Laurier–Sainte-Marie
6,457
24032 Laval
6,991
24033 Laval–Les Îles
7,342
24034 Lévis–Bellechasse
9,136
24035 Longueuil–Pierre-Boucher
9,261
24036 Lotbinière–Chutes-de-la-Chaudière
9,114
24037 Louis-Hébert
12,686
24038 Louis-Saint-Laurent
11,393
24039 Manicouagan
3,761
24040 Marc-Aurèle-Fortin
8,354
24041 Haute-Gaspésie–La Mitis–Matane–Matapédia
6,034
24042 Mégantic–L'Érable
6,668
24043 Montcalm
8,321
24044 Mount Royal
6,253
24045 Notre-Dame-de-Grâce–Lachine
6,670
24046 Abitibi–Baie-James–Nunavik–Eeyou
3,144
24047 Outremont
5,240
24048 Papineau
5,869
24049 Pierrefonds–Dollard
6,422
24050 Pontiac
8,091
24051 Portneuf–Jacques-Cartier
9,018
24052 Québec
9,733
24053 Repentigny
7,888
24054 Bas-Richelieu–Nicolet–Bécancour
6,603
24055 Richmond–Arthabaska
7,221
24056 Rimouski-Neigette–Témiscouata–Les Basques
5,307
24057 Rivière-des-Mille-Îles
7,396
24058 Montmagny–L'Islet–Kamouraska–
Rivière-du-Loup
5,690
24059 Rivière-du-Nord
8,157
24060 Roberval–Lac-Saint-Jean
5,754
24061 Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie
8,022
24062 Saint-Bruno–Saint-Hubert
9,604
24063 Saint-Hyacinthe–Bagot
5,603
24064 Saint-Jean
7,608
24065 Saint-Lambert
8,743
24066 Saint-Laurent–Cartierville
5,617
24067 Saint-Léonard–Saint-Michel
3,179
24068 Saint-Maurice–Champlain
8,225
24069 Shefford
7,104
24070 Sherbrooke
8,710
24071 Terrebonne–Blainville
5,760
24072 Trois-Rivières
9,057
24073 Vaudreuil-Soulanges
10,418
24074 Verchères–Les Patriotes
8,985
24075 Westmount–Ville-Marie
7,463
Total Quebec
565,897

Province Ontario Number of Electors
35001 Ajax–Pickering
8,313
35002 Algoma–Manitoulin–Kapuskasing
4,820
35003 Ancaster–Dundas–Flamborough–Westdale
10,746
35004 Barrie
12,446
35005 Beaches–East York
6,644
35006 Bramalea–Gore–Malton
10,843
35007 Brampton–Springdale
9,551
35008 Brampton West
9,775
35009 Brant
6,583
35010 Burlington
9,037
35011 Cambridge
8,027
35012 Carleton–Mississippi Mills
9,388
35013 Chatham-Kent–Essex
6,065
35014 Durham
8,133
35015 Davenport
4,369
35016 Don Valley East
4,999
35017 Don Valley West
8,511
35018 Dufferin–Caledon
7,996
35019 Eglinton–Lawrence
7,577
35020 Elgin–Middlesex–London
6,952
35021 Essex
7,479
35022 Etobicoke Centre
7,053
35023 Etobicoke–Lakeshore
6,313
35024 Etobicoke North
4,401
35025 Glengarry–Prescott–Russell
9,766
35026 Bruce–Grey–Owen Sound
8,718
35027 Guelph
8,975
35028 Haldimand–Norfolk
8,127
35029 Haliburton–Kawartha Lakes–Brock
10,011
35030 Halton
12,710
35031 Hamilton Centre
3,295
35032 Hamilton East–Stoney Creek
11,166
35033 Hamilton Mountain
6,342
35034 Huron–Bruce
7,824
35035 Kenora
2,865
35036 Kingston and the Islands
13,102
35037 Kitchener Centre
6,769
35038 Kitchener–Conestoga
6,802
35039 Kitchener–Waterloo
9,100
35040 Lanark–Frontenac–Lennox and Addington
11,278
35041 Leeds–Grenville
8,808
35042 London–Fanshawe
4,502
35043 London North Centre
6,308
35044 London West
8,148
35045 Markham–Unionville
7,351
35046 Lambton–Kent–Middlesex
8,631
35047 Mississauga–Brampton South
9,466
35048 Mississauga East–Cooksville
6,263
35049 Mississauga–Erindale
12,810
35050 Mississauga South
8,332
35051 Mississauga–Streetsville
8,119
35052 Nepean–Carleton
16,988
35053 Newmarket–Aurora
7,599
35054 Niagara Falls
8,071
35055 Niagara West–Glanbrook
8,651
35056 Nickel Belt
7,573
35057 Nipissing–Timiskaming
6,316
35058 Northumberland–Quinte West
8,913
35059 Oak Ridges–Markham
15,003
35060 Oakville
8,553
35061 Oshawa
6,714
35062 Ottawa Centre
12,054
35063 Ottawa–Orléans
13,645
35064 Ottawa South
10,469
35065 Ottawa–Vanier
8,494
35066 Ottawa West–Nepean
9,316
35067 Oxford
5,955
35068 Parkdale–High Park
4,288
35069 Parry Sound–Muskoka
8,473
35070 Perth–Wellington
6,603
35071 Peterborough
10,979
35072 Pickering–Scarborough East
6,494
35073 Prince Edward–Hastings
8,729
35074 Renfrew–Nipissing–Pembroke
9,246
35075 Richmond Hill
7,446
35076 St. Catharines
6,312
35077 St. Paul's
8,607
35078 Sarnia–Lambton
6,230
35079 Sault Ste. Marie
3,585
35080 Scarborough–Agincourt
5,127
35081 Scarborough Centre
4,194
35082 Scarborough–Guildwood
4,707
35083 Scarborough–Rouge River
4,420
35084 Scarborough Southwest
4,117
35085 Simcoe–Grey
14,977
35086 Simcoe North
9,455
35087 Stormont–Dundas–South Glengarry
9,890
35088 Sudbury
6,549
35089 Thornhill
6,085
35090 Thunder Bay–Rainy River
4,846
35091 Thunder Bay–Superior North
4,639
35092 Timmins–James Bay
5,680
35093 Toronto Centre
7,481
35094 Toronto–Danforth
6,949
35095 Trinity–Spadina
7,383
35096 Vaughan
7,600
35097 Welland
7,730
35098 Wellington–Halton Hills
8,578
35099 Whitby–Oshawa
8,147
35100 Willowdale
5,875
35101 Windsor–Tecumseh
5,861
35102 Windsor West
4,805
35103 York Centre
5,153
35104 York–Simcoe
8,505
35105 York South–Weston
2,817
35106 York West
2,410
Total Ontario
826,895

Province Manitoba Number of Electors
46001 Brandon–Souris
2,713
46002 Charleswood–St. James–Assiniboia
4,646
46003 Churchill
1,800
46004 Dauphin–Swan River–Marquette
2,803
46005 Elmwood–Transcona
4,068
46006 Kildonan–St. Paul
4,731
46007 Portage–Lisgar
2,871
46008 Provencher
3,148
46009 Saint Boniface
5,749
46010 Selkirk–Interlake
4,493
46011 Winnipeg Centre
1,879
46012 Winnipeg North
3,527
46013 Winnipeg South
7,307
46014 Winnipeg South Centre
6,136
Total Manitoba
55,871

Province Saskatchewan Number of Electors
47001 Battlefords–Lloydminster
2,508
47002 Blackstrap
4,968
47003 Desnethé–Missinippi–Churchill River
1,686
47004 Cypress Hills–Grasslands
2,345
47005 Palliser
3,749
47006 Prince Albert
3,338
47007 Regina–Lumsden–Lake Centre
2,854
47008 Regina–Qu'Appelle
2,221
47009 Saskatoon–Humboldt
2,784
47010 Saskatoon–Rosetown–Biggar
3,904
47011 Saskatoon–Wanuskewin
5,109
47012 Souris–Moose Mountain
2,074
47013 Wascana
4,008
47014 Yorkton–Melville
3,231
Total Saskatchewan
44,779

Province Alberta Number of Electors
48001 Fort McMurray–Athabasca
3,375
48002 Calgary East
2,719
48003 Calgary Centre-North
5,627
48004 Calgary Northeast
6,136
48005 Calgary–Nose Hill
7,872
48006 Calgary Centre
6,483
48007 Calgary Southeast
6,732
48008 Calgary Southwest
6,073
48009 Calgary West
9,065
48010 Crowfoot
3,420
48011 Edmonton–Mill Woods–Beaumont
4,724
48012 Edmonton Centre
7,214
48013 Edmonton East
4,284
48014 Edmonton–Leduc
7,067
48015 Edmonton–St. Albert
6,952
48016 Edmonton–Sherwood Park
6,323
48017 Edmonton–Spruce Grove
6,502
48018 Edmonton–Strathcona
5,955
48019 Lethbridge
5,306
48020 Macleod
6,037
48021 Medicine Hat
4,043
48022 Peace River
3,952
48023 Red Deer
2,611
48024 Vegreville–Wainwright
2,189
48025 Westlock–St. Paul
4,057
48026 Wetaskiwin
4,850
48027 Wild Rose
4,969
48028 Yellowhead
4,870
Total Alberta
149,407

Province British Columbia Number of Electors
59001 Abbotsford
5,713
59002 Burnaby–Douglas
5,291
59003 Burnaby–New Westminster
6,153
59004 Cariboo–Prince George
4,986
59005 Chilliwack–Fraser Canyon
3,808
59006 Delta–Richmond East
5,314
59007 Pitt Meadows–Maple Ridge–Mission
6,247
59008 Esquimalt–Juan de Fuca
10,097
59009 Fleetwood–Port Kells
7,808
59010 Kamloops–Thompson–Cariboo
6,505
59011 Kelowna–Lake Country
8,026
59012 Kootenay–Columbia
7,237
59013 Langley
5,082
59014 Nanaimo–Alberni
9,644
59015 Nanaimo–Cowichan
9,048
59016 Newton–North Delta
5,781
59017 New Westminster–Coquitlam
7,024
59018 Okanagan–Shuswap
8,265
59019 North Vancouver
8,287
59020 Okanagan–Coquihalla
8,095
59021 Port Moody–Westwood–Port Coquitlam
3,484
59022 Prince George–Peace River
4,962
59023 Richmond
5,784
59024 Saanich–Gulf Islands
11,330
59025 Skeena–Bulkley Valley
4,508
59026 British Columbia Southern Interior
4,142
59027 South Surrey–White Rock–Cloverdale
7,635
59028 Surrey North
2,073
59029 Vancouver Centre
9,679
59030 Vancouver East
5,087
59031 Vancouver Island North
4,771
59032 Vancouver Kingsway
5,768
59033 Vancouver Quadra
8,371
59034 Vancouver South
7,623
59035 Victoria
9,865
59036 West Vancouver–Sunshine Coast–Sea to Sky Country
9,754
Total British Columbia
243,247

Territory Yukon Number of Electors
60001 Yukon
1,560
Total Yukon
1,560

Territory Northwest Territories Number of Electors
61001 Western Arctic
1,288
Total Northwest Territories
1,288

Territory Nunavut Number of Electors
62001 Nunavut
158
Total Nunavut
158

National Total
2,056,001

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

Province or territory 41st General Election
Advance Voting
(Preliminary Figures)
40th General Election
Advance Voting
(Final Figures)
Newfoundland and Labrador
17,277
10,296
Prince Edward Island
13,208
10,196
Nova Scotia
66,053
37,782
New Brunswick
70,361
52,220
Quebec
565,897
448,466
Ontario
826,895
603,578
Manitoba
55,871
36,186
Saskatchewan
44,779
38,933
Alberta
149,407
110,226
British Columbia
243,247
177,915
Yukon
1,560
1,409
Northwest Territories
1,288
1,192
Nunavut
158
381
Total
2,056,001
1,528,780

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.

Information:
Elections Canada Media Relations
1-877-877-9515
or at www.elections.ca