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.