Low voter turnout in core neighbourhoods
A new poll-by-poll tally published on the City of Saskatoon website reveals voter turnout was the lowest in core neighbourhoods.
Voter participation in Ward 2, which includes the neighbourhoods of Montgomery Park, Evergreen, Riversdale and Holiday Park, averaged 25 per cent, compared to 37 per cent across the city.
In Ward 3, where incumbent Ann Iwanchuk narrowly lost her post to challenger Mike San Miguel, voters were less apathetic with 27 per cent of eligible voters choosing to cast their ballots. San Miguel, who said he will not be asking the city for a recount, won 2,292 while Iwanchuk garnered 2,320 votes.
Voter turnout in the south end was significantly higher. Close to 48 per cent of eligible voters in Ward 7 exercised their franchise, with many of them choosing to re-elect incumbent Mairin Loewen.
To learn more, visit the City of Saskatoon website.
With files from News Talk Radio's David Kirton.