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More than 56,000 people in Ottawa have voted ahead of the Oct. 22 municipal election

More than 56,000 people have voted in special polls and the traditional advance poll ahead of the Ottawa municipal election next Monday, providing some optimism for a better voter turnout than 2014. According to the city’s elections office, 41,163 people cast ballots on the advance voting day last Friday. Combined with the 15,754 people who […]

More than 56,000 people have voted in special polls and the traditional advance poll ahead of the Ottawa municipal election next Monday, providing some optimism for a better voter turnout than 2014.


According to the city’s elections office, 41,163 people cast ballots on the advance voting day last Friday.


Combined with the 15,754 people who voted over four days of special advance polls, there have been 56,917 people who have cast ballots so far in Ottawa’s municipal election.


A week before the 2014 election, 46,971 people had voted at special polls or the advance poll. There were three days of special advanced voting in 2014, in addition to the traditional advance voting.


The total voter turnout for the 2014 municipal election was 39.92 per cent.


The city has tried to increase opportunities for residents to vote in the municipal election by adding more advance polls in recent elections.


In one week, voters will go to the polls to elect a mayor and 23 councillors for a four-year term. People can also vote for a school board trustee for a four-year term.


On voting day Monday, polls will be open between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Anyone who doesn’t know where to vote can check on the city’s onlineƂ Where Do I Vote? tool.


The winning candidates will take office on Dec. 1, 2018. The term ends on Nov. 14, 2022.


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