Hamilton’s municipal candidates were sent a ward-by-ward breakdown of Hamilton’s advance voting by the City Clerk earlier today. A few candidates forwarded the email to TPR.
Ward One 1883
Ward Two 1517
Ward Three 2104
Ward Four 1811
Ward Five 2340
Ward Six 2439
Ward Seven 2635
Ward Eight 1807
Ward Nine 1558
Ward Ten 2911
Ward Eleven 1745
Ward Twelve 2912
Ward Thirteen 2489
Ward Fourteen 1803
Ward Fifteen 1765
This represents an increase of approximately 80 percent compared to the 2018 election when 17,052 voters cast advance ballots.
The City Clerk’s memo further states that 632 vote by mail envelopes have been returned to City Hall.
The total number of ballots officially cast as of Monday at 8:00 am is 32,351.
The City Clerk has not publicly released the number of eligible voters for next Monday’s vote.
There were 361,212 voters registered on the 2018 election list.
Hamilton’s population grew by 6 percent between the 2016 and 2021 censuses.
For ease of calculation, let’s presume an increase in the number of eligible voters of 5 percent during the past four years.
Voter turnout, thus far, likely stands at approximately 8.5 percent.
Hamilton’s elections since amalgamation have seen an average turnout of 38 percent.
Vancouver’s municipal election on Saturday reported a similar trend.
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