Demystification Guru

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

on election results

I was thinking about the low voter turn-out here in Ontario. It is the lowest turn-out ever. You can check the stats here. The lowest previously was in 1923 with only a 54% turn out. Interestingly, in 1971, there was a 71% turn-out which is very high.

I have been thinking that obviously, people must be content with their lot in life (in Ontario anyway). No one is shooting at us, life is pretty good. So why was the turn out so low in 1923? Was it the post-war euphoria? Coupled with the pre-Depression high? Does this have any parallels with our current situation? Just wondering.

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