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47,000 Brampton residents voted at advance polls 

Brampton / Oct.15, 2015

More than 6300 voters voted at advance polls this year than in the 2011 federal elections.

Total almost 47,000 residents voted at advance polls.

According to numbers released by Elections Canada, an estimated 46,971 registered voters in Brampton’s five ridings visited the early polls opened Oct. 9-12. This represents about 13.5 per cent of the 345,689 voters on the revised lists of electors in the city.

The turnout was highest in Brampton North where Conservative incumbent MP Parm Gill is facing off against Liberal Ruby Sahota and New Democrat Martin Singh. More than 14 per cent of the electorate in the riding made it out to advance polls. About 14 per cent of the voters in Brampton West, some 9,916 cast a ballot at advance polls. Approximately13.5 per of the voters in Brampton South, 9,717 and Brampton Centre, 8,737, cast their vote. In Brampton East, 8,156 residents visited advance polls. That represents about 12 per cent of the voters in that riding.

In 2011, about 40,642 residents voted at the advance polls. That was about 10 per cent of the registered voters in the city.

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