Preliminary turnout: less than seven out of 10 Quebecers voted

Preliminary turnout: less than seven out of 10 Quebecers voted ;

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Slightly more Quebecers turned out at the polls on Monday than in 2018, with Elections Quebec reporting a preliminary turnout of 67.66%, as of 10:30 p.m. < /p>

While 6,302,789 voters were on the voters list this year, 3,434,490 votes had been cast at the time of this writing. Of this number, 3,388,912 ballots were valid, and only 45,578 had been rejected, which represents 1.33% of the votes.

If the proportion of Quebecers who have exercised their duty as citizens is higher than in 2018, it does not reach the 70% mark for a second consecutive election.

Preliminary turnout: less than seven out of 10 Quebecers voted

Preliminary participation rate: less than seven Quebecers cois out of 10 voted

When the polls closed four years ago, 66.45% of Quebec voters had exercised their right to vote. This was the lowest percentage since the election of the Liberal government of Jean Charest in 2008.

By comparison, 71.44% of voters cast their vote in the 2014 election.

The record for turnout belongs to the Parti Québécois election in 1976, when 85.27% of voters turned out at the polls.

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New habits

The fact that almost the same proportion of citizens exercising their right to vote despite a marked increase in the participation rate during the advance poll indicates a change in the habits of Quebec voters, noted political scientist Philippe Dubois last week.

“ There are more and more people who are ready to make a choice before the end of the campaign. It could be for logistical reasons, but it could also be a consequence of the aging of the population,” he noted.