Voter Turn-out in the 2010 Election

Did you know? The average voter turn-out city-wide hides significant differences at the ward level. For example in 2010, 38% of the electors in Ward 10 voted for aldermanic candidates, while in Ward 14 the percentage was 61%.

According to the City of Calgary, voter turn-out for the 2010 municipal election was around 53%, as opposed to only 33% in 2007. But we can do better!

Electors are individuals who are entitled to vote. A voter is a person who exercises this right to vote. The ratio between the two is called turn-out rate, which is a useful indicator to assess political dynamism and residents’ civic engagement.

Number of voters and electors in 2010 municipal election

Voter turn-out in 2010 election