New Westminster-Burnaby beat some neighbouring ridings in voter turnout on election day.
Based on the preliminary data, Elections Canada estimated nearly 18 million Canadians voted as part of the 2019 federal election. This translates into a voter turnout rate of 65.95 per cent (excluding electors who registered on election day), which was down from 68.3 per cent in 2015.
In New Westminster-Burnaby, 53,429 votes were cast in a riding with 85,807 electors on the voters list, resulting in a turnout of 62.2 per cent.
While that’s less that Saanich-Gulf Islands’ 73.1 per cent – the best in B.C., it topped some nearby ridings including Burnaby South (55.89 per cent), Steveston-Richmond East (55.64 per cent) and Surrey Central (53.6 per cent).
New Westminster-Burnaby NDP incumbent Peter Julian was re-elected to a sixth term as member of Parliament.