Vote sign outside of the Returning Office on Richmond St. in Chatham. May 27, 2014 (Photo by Trevor Thompson)

Local Voter Turnout Improves Slightly

Not only did voter turnout improve across Ontario in last week’s provincial election, it improved in the five ridings that make up Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent.

Elections Ontario has released the unofficial numbers on its website. On average, the five ridings of Chatham-Kent-Essex, Essex, Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, Windsor West and Windsor-Tecumseh saw a voter turnout of 50.2%, compared with 48.16% in the 2011 provincial election.

Province-wide, the unofficial voter turnout was 52.1%.

The highest turnout was in Lambton-Kent-Middlesex at 59%. The lowest was in Windsor West at 44.5%.