SDSG voter turnout drops in 2021 federal election

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SDSG – Even though more people were eligible to head to the polls in Monday’s federal election, fewer took that opportunity to exercise their right in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry.

Unofficial results from Elections Canada show election turnout was 60.8 per cent, which is down about 2.1 per cent compared to the 2019 federal election. Turnout in the local riding almost mirrored the national average of 60.9 per cent.

There were 52,062 people who cast ballots – 1,196 fewer votes than in 2019, even though there were 945 more people eligible to mark an X next to a candidate’s name versus two years ago.

The riding stayed Conservative as Eric Duncan was re-elected with 55.3 per cent of the vote. That’s up 1.1 per cent compared to the last election (54.2 per cent in 2019).

Here’s how people voted:

David Anber – People’s Party – 3,932 – 7.6%

Eric Duncan – Conservative – 28,795 – 55.3%

Trevor Kennedy – NDP – 5,762 – 11.1%

Denis Moquin – Liberal – 12,374 – 23.8%

Jeanie Warnock – Green Party – 1,199 – 2.3%

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