Voter Turnout in 1988 and 1993 Federal Elections and in Provincial Elections circa 1990
| ||Federal General Elections||Provincial/Territorial Elections|
|Province/Territory||1988 (%)||1993 (%)||circa 1990 (%)|
|Prince Edward Island||84.9||73.2||80.7|
Source: Prepared by the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD), using data from Elections Canada and the Provincial and Territorial Elections Offices. This table was published in CCSD's Progress of Canada's Children 1996, a magazine-style compendium of interesting statistics about children and families.
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Example: The percentage of eligible voters who actually voted in federal elections decreased between 1998 and 1993. In Newfoundland, for example, 55.1% turned out in 1993, down 12 percentage points from the previous federal election in 1988. The only exception was in Quebec, where a higher proportion of eligible voters voted in the 1993 federal election (77.1%). Quebec had the highest turnout for both the provincial election (81.6%) and the 1993 federal election (77.1%). Alberta had the lowest turnout for provincial elections, with only six out of 10 eligible voters voting, while Newfoundland had the lowest turnout for the 1993 federal election.
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