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By-election November 26, 2012 – Official Voting Results

Synopsis of the official voting results

Note to the reader

Electors on the lists

For the November 26, 2012, by-elections, 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

Christian Heritage Party
Christian Heritage Party of Canada

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

Online Party
Online Party of Canada

Table 3
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
Calgary Centre 124,197 94,582 236 12 11 259
Durham 118,500 95,710 218 2 14 234
Victoria 108,771 90,942 220 17 17 254

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

Table 4
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
Calgary Centre 124,197 94,582 27,640 92 27,732 29.3
Durham 118,500 95,710 34,068 115 34,183 35.7
Victoria 108,771 90,942 39,032 98 39,130 43.0

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

Table 5
List of candidates and individual results – Calgary Centre
Candidate and affiliation Place of residence Occupation Votes obtained Percentage of valid votes
Joan Crockatt
Conservative Party of Canada
Calgary Journalist 10,191 36.9
Harvey Locke
Liberal Party of Canada
Banff Conservationist 9,033 32.7
Chris Turner
Green Party of Canada
Calgary Writer 7,090 25.7
Dan Meades
New Democratic Party
Calgary Poverty Reduction Advocate 1,064 3.8
Antoni Grochowski
Independent
Calgary Architect 141 0.5
Tony Prashad
Libertarian Party of Canada
Calgary Calgary Transit Employee 121 0.4
List of candidates and individual results – Durham
Candidate and affiliation Place of residence Occupation Votes obtained Percentage of valid votes
Erin O'Toole
Conservative Party of Canada
Courtice Lawyer 17,280 50.7
Larry O'Connor
New Democratic Party
Minden Retired 8,946 26.3
Grant Humes
Liberal Party of Canada
Bowmanville Retired Businessman 5,887 17.3
Virginia Ervin
Green Party of Canada
Hampton Field Technician 1,386 4.1
Andrew Moriarity
Christian Heritage Party of Canada
Bowmanville Student 437 1.3
Michael Nicula
Online Party of Canada
Toronto IT Entrepreneur 132 0.4
List of candidates and individual results – Victoria
Candidate and affiliation Place of residence Occupation Votes obtained Percentage of valid votes
Murray Rankin
New Democratic Party
Victoria Lawyer 14,507 37.2
Donald Galloway
Green Party of Canada
Victoria Professor 13,389 34.3
Dale Gann
Conservative Party of Canada
Victoria High Technology Executive 5,654 14.5
Paul Summerville
Liberal Party of Canada
Victoria Adjunct Professor 5,097 13.1
Art Lowe
Libertarian Party of Canada
Victoria Property Manager 193 0.5
Philip G. Ney
Christian Heritage Party of Canada
Sooke Physician 192 0.5

Poll-by-poll results


*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