Thursday, May 14, 2009

Voter turnout at an all-time low - Voter turnout at an all-time low:

In Tuesday's trek to the polls in British Columbia, turnout among eligible voters plummeted 10 percentage points from the 2005 election to the lowest balloting response to a B.C. election since records were first kept in 1928.

Among those able to vote, barely more than 52 per cent bothered, giving B.C. the dubious distinction of having the second most apathetic electorate in Canada (after Alberta). It was a far cry from the province's feverish political landscape of the 1980s, when turnouts regularly soared over 75 per cent.

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