Today is election day in Canada and in the riding of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry. In the 2008 Federal election, our riding saw 45,073 votes cast. In 2006, 51,188 votes were cast and in 2004, a total of 48,335 people exercised their right to vote.
Cornwall - May. 2, 2011 - Today is election day in Canada and in the riding of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry.
In the 2008 Federal election, our riding saw 45,073 votes cast. In 2006, 51,188 votes were cast and in 2004, a total of 48,335 people exercised their right to vote.
The 2011 campaign was relatively uneventful and Canadians seemed disinterested until the last week or so. Elections Canada is reporting that the voter turnout at the advance polls was very brisk in our riding. Let's hope that translates into a high voter turnout again today. However, the parties often encourage their campaign workers and key supporters to get out and vote at the advance polls. It would be great to see the voter turnout in SDSG in excess of 55,000 votes cast.
There are numerous voting locations across the riding. Also, if you have not received your voter card you are still eligible to vote today. If you have any questions, you can review the Frequently Asked Question on the Elections Canada website. Polls are open today from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm in our time zone.
In the riding of Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, Conservative incumbent MP Guy Lauzon will seek a fourth term. He will be challenged by Cornwall City Councillor Bernadette Clement, who will run for the Liberals and the NDP will be lead by community activist Mario Leclerc. The Green Party has selected Cornwall business person Wyatt Walsh as its candidate. James Neal Donnelly has recently joined the race as the Libertarian candidate.
In the 2008 Federal Election, Lauzon defeated Liberal Denis Sabourin by 17,292. Canadians go to the polls on Monday May 2, 2011.