Voter turnout for Saskatchewan election drops
Voter turnout in Saskatchewan's election was down this year compared to 2007 coming in at an estimated 66 per cent,, says Elections Saskatchewan.
"The preliminary numbers for voter turnout were just over 398,000," said Daniel Bogden with Elections Saskatchewan. There are just over 603,000 eligible voters.
At 66 per cent, that's down about 10 per cent compared to the 2007 election.
An official number is expected Nov. 19 when a final count will take place.
Turnout at advance polls was higher in this election than in 2007. In all, 66,000 people chose to vote in the advance polls. That's 17,000 people more than 2007 when 49,000 people voted.
Overall, Elections Saskatchewan is pleased with how the election was handled.
"Things went fairly smoothly," said Bogden. "We didn't have any major issues to deal with so overall, I think things went fairly well."
Edited by News Talk Radio's Jared Knoll and Karen Brownlee.