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New Survey Results on Canadians' Electoral Participation

  • Elections Canada has participated in Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey in order to better understand voter turnout in Canadian federal elections.

  • Two voluntary questions on voter participation were added to the May edition of the survey to help us identify patterns and trends in voting and non-voting behaviours among Canadian electors.

  • The results were released by Statistics Canada in the publications The Daily and Perspective on Labour and Income. These reports are available on Statistics Canada's Web site at and

  • The information will help Elections Canada make federal elections more accessible to Canadians, by supporting its efforts to identify and remove the barriers that prevent some electors from voting.