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Thunder Bay Votes 2014 – Youth and Aboriginal Engagement – Net Newsledger

11 February 2014

Increasing Thunder Bay Voter Turnout

THUNDER BAY – News – “It is generally accepted that Aboriginal people don’t vote in municipal elections, but there is no facts to back that up,” stated Thunder Bay City Clerk John Hannam. The Office of the City Clerk is responsible for running the civic election in Thunder.

“Youth are another demographic who do not vote,” continued Hannam. Youth vote in civic elections at about a twenty per cent rate.

The general population votes at an average rate of fifty-one per cent.

“The average voter turnout in municipal elections in Ontario is about 35 per cent.

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