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Voter turnout way down in both Thunder Bay ridings

Thunder Bay-Atikokan and Thunder Bay-Superior North were both slightly below the provincial average.
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THUNDER BAY – Voter turnout plummeted across both Thunder Bay ridings in 2022 – and a lower percentage turned out to cast a ballot that the woeful provincial average.

In Thunder Bay-Superior North, 24,631 of the 57,590 registered voters went to the polls this year, a 42.77 per cent turnout rate.

Four years ago 30,299 voters voted, with 56,277 eligible voters, a 53.84 per cent rate.

Turnout in Thunder Bay-Atikokan was identical.

Of the 62,182 eligible voters, 26,625 voted, also a 42.77 per cent rate.

In 2018, 54.7 per cent of the 59,996 eligible voters cast ballots in the riding.

Province-wide, voter turnout was just 43.03 per cent, down more than 13 percentage points over four years ago, when it was 56.67 per cent.

Conservative Kevin Holland took Thunder Bay-Atikokan, edging incumbent NDP candidate Judith Monteith-Farrell by 898 votes.

In Thunder Bay-Superior North, the NDP’s Lise Vaugeois led from start to finish, beating Conservative Peng You by 800 votes.

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