Will the Indigenous voter turnout on reserves surpass 2015 numbers? – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 201915 Views

Alberta had the highest increase in on-reserve voter turnout in 2015 election

Oct 07, 2019

Indigenous voters might not turn out at the polls in the same high numbers they did in the 2015 federal election, some experts say.

The last federal election saw the largest turnout at on-reserve polling divisions since 2004. On-reserve polling divisions are defined by Elections Canada as those completely or partially contained within a reserve community.

Nationally, 61.5 per cent of eligible voters turned out at the polls in 2015, up from 47.4 per cent of eligible voters in 2011.

Across Canada, 236,038 people voted at on-reserve polling divisions in 2015, up from 160,244 who voted in 2011, according to Elections Canada data.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/on-reserve-votes-federal-election-1.5308087

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