Almost 34,000 voters cast ballots in last advance voting day in Ottawa

Nearly 34,000 people cast ballots Friday in the final day of advance voting ahead of the Oct. 24 municipal election in Ottawa.

Elections Ottawa said Sunday that 33,842 votes were cast on Friday, up from the 26,773 votes cast the week prior.

Voters in Rideau-Vanier (Ward 12) had the strongest showing Friday with 2,877 votes cast. More than 2,000 voters also turned out in Rideau-Rockcliffe (Ward 13) and Capital (Ward 17). In Ward 24 – Barrhaven East, Ottawa’s newest ward, 1,064 voters cast ballots.

There were six days of advance polls ahead of Election Day on Oct. 24. Four days of special advance voting were held across the city from Sept. 24 through Sept. 27, during which 18,876 votes were cast.

In total, 79,491 voters in Ottawa have cast ballots prior to Election Day, accounting for approximately 11 per cent of eligible voters. The city told CTV News Ottawa that there were 722,227 eligible electors for the 2022 municipal elections as of the close of the revision period on Sept. 16.

In 2018, 56,866 voters cast ballots in advance of Election Day during five advance voting days. Voter turnout in 2018 was 42.55 per cent overall.

Voters can still register at a polling station and the deadline to add, amend, or remove a name from the voters’ list is Election Day, Oct. 24.

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