November 29, 2022

The Queens County Citizen

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44.63% participation at 5:30 pm.

44.63% participation at 5:30 pm.

A polling of 44.63% was recorded as of 5:30 pm on Monday, still far from the final percentage of the 2018 general elections.

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When the elections closed in 2018, 66.45% of Quebec voters exercised their right to vote. This is the lowest percentage since the Liberal government of Jean Charest was elected in 2008.

The record turnout for the Parti Québécois election was in 1976 when 85.27% of voters went to the polls.

Over the past 30 years, the participation rate has been declining:

  • 2014: 71.44%
  • 2012: 74.60%
  • 2008: 57.43%
  • 2007: 71.23%
  • 2003: 70.42%
  • 1998: 78.32%
  • 1994: 81.58%

With a record rate of 24.44%, voters turned out to exercise their right to vote early, the first time since its inception in 1998.

According to past election statistics, this approach is becoming more popular among voters.

  • 2022: 24.44%
  • 2018: 17.93%
  • 2014: 19.28%
  • 2012: 16.61%
  • 2008: 11.78%
  • 2007: 10.23%
  • 2003: 5.56%
  • 1998: 5.37%

Remember that polling stations will be open until 8pm tonight in all ridings in Quebec.

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