Nearly 23% of voters voted in advance in Quebec | Elections Quebec 2022

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Nearly 23% of voters voted in advance in Quebec | Élections Quebec 2022

Polling day is October 3 in Quebec.

Nearly a quarter of Quebec voters exercised their right to vote during the two days of advance voting, Sunday and Monday.

Élections Québec announced Tuesday morning that turnout was 22.92%, corresponding to 1.4 million voters, up from the last election in 2018.

Several constituencies are registering a participation rate of over 30%, particularly in the Capitale-Nationale region.

In Louis-Hébert, the riding of the outgoing Deputy Prime Minister, the caquiste Geneviève Guilbault, 39.52% of registered voters went to vote on Sunday and Monday. In Lévis, this percentage is 33.77%. In Chauveau, where the leader of the Conservative Party of Quebec, Éric Duhaime, is running, 32.53% cast their ballot in the ballot box.

In contrast, voter turnout was lower in Montreal, primarily in ridings currently held by the Liberals. Elections Quebec recorded voter turnouts of 10.55% in D'Arcy-McGee and around 12% in Jeanne-Mance–Viger, Acadie and Saint-Laurent.

Only the riding of Ungava, in Nord-du-Québec, has a lower turnout during advance polling days, at 6.96%.

In the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, where polling stations remained closed on Sunday due to the storm Fiona, the participation rate is 14.88%. The Madelinots could go to advance voting on Monday until 10 p.m., to compensate for the closure.

In 2018, 1.1 million Quebec voters, or nearly 18% of the population had exercised their right to vote in advance. This was down from the 2014 election, when more than 19% of voters turned out to vote in advance.

Quebecers who didn' who have not voted in advance will be able to vote on October 3 between 9:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. It is also possible to vote at the office of the returning officer until Thursday.

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