Quebec Voters Reached New Low in 2008

Quebec Voters Reached New Low in 2008

Vote results reached a new low at the last Quebec provincial elections.

In 2008, only 57 per cent of eligible individuals used their voting power, according to the Chief Electoral Officer.

Some of the lowest results were registered especially for English speakers of the province.

In Westmount-St-Louis in Montreal, only 36 per cent of people voted and other regions had a very low participation rate as well.

When comparing English-speakers to French-speakers in some of the city’s sectors, 71 per cent of voters showed up.

People vote for two main reasons, many people think it is their responsibility to do so and is a chance to voice their opinion.

Others believe they can make a change.

This motivation for English mother tongue individuals has been stolen from them because they were in no rush.

Many people preferred to stay on their couches and watch the results come in.

Is a change expected this year?

Whoever it’s going to be, it’ll soon be time to decide.

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LifeinQuebec.com Staff Writer

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