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Number of voters in 2019 Federal election up in Kingston area

Re-elected Liberal MP for Kingston & The Islands Mark Gerretsen gives his acceptance speech while spouse Vanessa Gerretsen looks on in support.

The number of Kingston area residents who took part in the 43rd Canadian Federal Election was up from the previous election.

In the riding of Kingston & The Islands, 66,672 voters took to the polls this year, as compared to 2015’s voter turnout of 66,014.

The winner, Liberal incumbent Mark Gerretsen, won the riding with 46% of the vote.

In Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, 60,868 voters turned out in 2019, compared to 57,462 in 2015.

The winner, Conservative incumbent Scott Reid, won that riding with 48.3% of the vote.

Much of the increase can be attributed to a higher advance polling turnout in both ridings.

Nationally, the voter turnout was 65.95% and the Liberals, led by incumbent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, won a minority government. 157 of 338 ridings, or 46.4%, elected Liberal MPs with 33% of the national popular vote.

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