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By-election March 19, 2012 – Official Voting Results

Synopsis of the official voting results

Note to the reader

Electors on the lists

For the March 19, 2012, by-election, the final lists of electors, established after election day under section 109 of the Canada Elections Act, included:

Voting under the Special Voting Rules

The Special Voting Rules allow voting by special ballot, including by mail or in person at a local Elections Canada office. If electors are away from their electoral districts, they can also register to vote with Elections Canada in Ottawa. Official voting results under the Special Voting Rules are broken down into two groups.

Under Group 1, we report results of votes cast by the following categories of electors:

Under Group 2, we report results of votes cast by the following categories of electors:

Rounding of figures

Because the figures given in the tables in this report were rounded, there may be some discrepancies in the totals.

Short forms of political affiliations used in this report

CAP
Canadian Action Party

Conservative
Conservative Party of Canada

Green Party
Green Party of Canada

Liberal
Liberal Party of Canada

Libertarian
Libertarian Party of Canada

NDP-New Democratic Party
New Democratic Party

PC Party
Progressive Canadian Party

United Party
United Party of Canada

Table 2
Number of electors and polling stations

Electoral district Population* Electors on the final lists Ordinary polling stations Advance polling stations Total polling stations
Stationary Mobile
Toronto–Danforth 103,655 75,111 184 0 10 194

*Based on 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada. Includes Canadian and non-Canadian citizens of all ages.

Table 3
Number of ballots cast and voter turnout

Electoral district Population* Electors on the final lists Valid ballots Rejected ballots Total
ballots cast
Percentage of voter turnout
Toronto–Danforth 103,655 75,111 32,319 150 32,469 43.2

*Based on 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada. Includes Canadian and non-Canadian citizens of all ages.

Table 4
List of candidates and individual results

Electoral district Candidate and affiliation Place of residence Occupation
Votes obtained Percentage of valid votes
Toronto–Danforth Craig Scott
(New Democratic Party)
Toronto, Ont. Law Professor 19,210 59.4
Grant Gordon
(Liberal Party of Canada)
Toronto, Ont. Advertising Executive 9,215 28.5
Andrew Keyes
(Conservative Party of Canada)
North York, Ont. Consultant 1,736 5.4
Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu
(Green Party of Canada)
Toronto, Ont. Community Organizer 1,517 4.7
Dorian Baxter
(Progressive Canadian Party)
Newmarket, Ont. Anglican Clergyman 208 0.6
John Christopher Recker
(Libertarian Party of Canada)
Toronto, Ont. Halfway House Case Manager 133 0.4
Leslie Bory
(Independent)
Waterford, Ont. Machinist 77 0.2
Christopher Robert Porter
(Canadian Action Party)
Victoria, B.C. Sales Manager 75 0.2
John C. Turmel
(Independent)
Brantford, Ont. Banking Systems Engineer 57 0.2
Brian Jedan
(United Party of Canada)
Toronto, Ont. Media Consultant 55 0.2
Bahman Yazdanfar
(Independent)
Toronto, Ont. Business Consultant 36 0.1



*For Canadian electors temporarily residing outside Canada, the address for voting purposes is one of the following:

  • the address of the elector's last place of ordinary residence in Canada
  • the address of the place of ordinary residence of the spouse, the common-law partner or a relative of the elector, a relative of the elector's spouse or common-law partner, or a person in relation to whom the elector is a dependant, or
  • the address of the place of ordinary residence of a person with whom the elector would live if he or she were not residing outside Canada

**For incarcerated electors, the address for voting purposes is the first of the following places known to the elector:

  • the elector's residence before being incarcerated
  • the residence of the spouse, the common-law partner, a relative or a dependant of the elector, a relative of the elector's spouse or common-law partner, or a person with whom the elector would live if he or she were not incarcerated
  • the place of his or her arrest, or
  • the last court where the elector was convicted and sentenced