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Nearly 5.8 million Canadians used advance polls to vote


TORONTO – Almost 5.8 million people took advantage of advance polls to vote in this federal election.

According to Elections Canada, approximately 5.78 million Canadians have already voted, an 18.5% increase from the 2019 election and a 57% increase from the 2015 election.

“I would like to thank the voters who took advantage of the advance poll for their patience and their help in making this experience a safe one for all. I would also like to thank the tens of thousands of election workers who made this possible, ”said Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perrault said in a press release.

“Canadians still have the opportunity to contribute to this great democratic exercise by voting on election day or by returning their special ballot before the September 20 deadline.

Elections Canada added that another breakdown of the estimated number of voters who participated in the advance polls in each riding will be released shortly.

Advance polls closed at 9 p.m. local time on Monday.

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