More than 184,000 Manitobans cast ballots at advance polls, up from 2019

More Manitobans decided to cast their ballots early this election.

Elections Canada’s estimated numbers released Tuesday show that 184,611 Manitobans voted at advance poll locations, which is up from 117,708 advance voters in 2019.

(Note: This number was updated Wednesday morning due to an Elections Canada correction)

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All of Manitoba’s 14 ridings saw increases from the previous election.

The riding with the largest increase from 2019 was the Portage-Lisgar region, where 13,462 people cast their early ballots, compared to just 5,890 in 2019.

The Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley riding had the most number of people vote early with 19,133 heading to advance polls compared to 11,991 last election.

Across the country, around 5.78 million people voted early, up 18.46 per cent from 2019.

Advance polls were open from September 10-13.

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