It’s voting day in Niagara and all of Ontario today.
The municipal elections get under way this morning with polls opening at 10 am and closing a 8:00 pm tonight.
Historically Voting Numbers Have Been Low in Niagara
Voter turnout in Niagara has been reported to average only around 40 percent in the last several municipal elections dating back to 2000.
In 2014 voter turnout in Niagara’s 12 muncipalities had a low of 34 percent in St. Catharines and a high of 52 percent in Wainfleet.
Anticipation of Better Turnout this Year
With five new mayors being elected in Grimsby, Pelham, Port Colborne, Wainfleet and Thorold, after the incumbents decided not to seek re-election and the controversies that have been surrounding Niagara Region it is anticipated more voters may show up to cast their ballot.
For more information about the candidates in your area, check out the link HERE for more information.
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