Monday, May 20, 2013

Turnout in the BC Election - lower than 2009 - Also, turnout by riding

This is the preliminary turnout which includes advance voting and the voting on May 14th, it is does not include special ballots like absentee ballots or early voting.  In 2009 there were 102,467 special ballots cast and in 2005 there were 96,330 cast.   I think we can safely assume about 120,000 to 150,000 special ballots were cast in 2013.

Total turnout was 1,629,454 out of 3,116,626 people registered to vote by April 23rd, or 52.29% turnout.   The total registered voters is likely to have risen about 45,000 on election day but roughly 270,000 to 300,000 people were likely not registered to vote.  

For comparison, the number of advance and election votes as a percentage of the public registered by the close of registrations:
Year    Voted     Registered  Turnout
2013  1,629,454  3,116,626    52.29%
2009  1,549,100  2,948,175    52.54%.
2005  1,677,909  2,744,078    61.15%

Bold indicates ridings with turnout 110% of provincial average, italic indicates less than 90% of provincial average.  Underlined ridings changed hands
Riding Adv + May 14 votes 2013 Reg Voters Turnout
Saanich North and the Islands 29171 44980 64.85%
Delta South 22110 34473 64.14%
Oak Bay-Gordon Head 23953 37443 63.97%
Parksville-Qualicum 26801 42280 63.39%
Saanich South 23829 38685 61.60%
Stikine 8092 13219 61.21%
North Vancouver-Seymour 23016 38055 60.48%
Surrey-White Rock 23460 39796 58.95%
Cariboo North 12317 20926 58.86%
Boundary-Similkameen 16947 28817 58.81%
Powell River-Sunshine Coast 21728 36976 58.76%
Cowichan Valley 24813 42312 58.64%
Shuswap 23607 40475 58.32%
Comox Valley 28681 49503 57.94%
Fraser-Nicola 12330 21363 57.72%
Delta North 20164 35528 56.76%
Cariboo-Chilcotin 13232 23375 56.61%
Nanaimo-North Cowichan 22687 40230 56.39%
Kamloops-South Thompson 23353 41593 56.15%
Fort Langley-Aldergrove 26162 47423 55.17%
Alberni-Pacific Rim 17187 31178 55.13%
North Vancouver-Lonsdale 21773 39633 54.94%
Nechako Lakes 8915 16270 54.79%
Chilliwack-Hope 19292 35237 54.75%
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows 21532 39378 54.68%
Nelson-Creston 15057 27672 54.41%
Abbotsford West 17032 31401 54.24%
West Vancouver-Capilano 21011 38794 54.16%
Port Moody-Coquitlam 19029 35281 53.94%
Penticton 22953 42651 53.82%
Kootenay West 16837 31290 53.81%
Vancouver-Point Grey 21494 39988 53.75%
Esquimalt-Royal Roads 20760 38638 53.73%
Vancouver-Quilchena 20129 37501 53.68%
Langley 24462 45610 53.63%
Juan de Fuca 21038 39270 53.57%
Victoria-Beacon Hill 23285 43521 53.50%
Surrey-Panorama 23717 44477 53.32%
Kamloops-North Thompson 21201 39857 53.19%
Maple Ridge-Mission 20169 37982 53.10%
Prince George-Mackenzie 17429 32877 53.01%
Surrey-Cloverdale 27296 51811 52.68%
Vancouver-Fairview 23311 44362 52.55%
Chilliwack 19486 37145 52.46%
Skeena 10830 20645 52.46%
West Vancouver-Sea to Sky 19332 36949 52.32%
Port Coquitlam 20109 38458 52.29%
Nanaimo 20870 40010 52.16%
Vernon-Monashee 24077 46322 51.98%
Abbotsford-Mission 18692 35989 51.94%
North Island 20961 40514 51.74%
Coquitlam-Maillardville 19670 38057 51.69%
Victoria-Swan Lake 19902 38623 51.53%
Surrey-Fleetwood 17965 34950 51.40%
New Westminster 23690 46178 51.30%
Abbotsford South 18283 35657 51.27%
North Coast 7667 14956 51.26%
Columbia River-Revelstoke 12492 24467 51.06%
Richmond-Steveston 21465 42098 50.99%
Prince George-Valemount 17620 34877 50.52%
Vancouver-Fraserview 19339 39067 49.50%
Vancouver-Kensington 18810 38016 49.48%
Burnaby-Edmonds 17620 35754 49.28%
Kootenay East 14887 30224 49.26%
Surrey-Newton 15891 32557 48.81%
Burnaby-Lougheed 19800 40604 48.76%
Surrey-Tynehead 17504 36240 48.30%
Coquitlam-Burke Mountain 17485 36473 47.94%
Kelowna-Mission 21278 44671 47.63%
Surrey-Green Timbers 14541 30571 47.56%
Peace River North 11816 24854 47.54%
Vancouver-Hastings 18900 39822 47.46%
Peace River South 8415 18066 46.58%
Vancouver-West End 17092 36978 46.22%
Vancouver-Langara 17656 38225 46.19%
Vancouver-Mount Pleasant 18478 41446 44.58%
Vancouver-Kingsway 16638 37346 44.55%
Richmond East 19511 44469 43.88%
Westside-Kelowna 19441 44830 43.37%
Burnaby North 15150 35062 43.21%
Burnaby-Deer Lake 15782 36598 43.12%
Vancouver-False Creek 18137 42232 42.95%
Kelowna-Lake Country 18763 44610 42.06%
Surrey-Whalley 15163 36498 41.54%
Richmond Centre 16884 43387 38.91%



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