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Final #elxn42 Poll: Who voted at advance polls?

October 18, 2015

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto

In our final survey of the election campaign, we interviewed just over 900 people who had already voted at the advance polls, which amounted to 30% of our sample.  Worth noting is that advance turnout was roughly equal for men (31%) and women (29%), and similar in the three largest provinces with the largest populations, Quebec (32%) Ontario (29%) and BC (29%).

Advance voting was relatively consistent across age groups, a little below average among the 30-44 group and above average among those 60+.

For the vast majority of these people (86%) the process went smoothly, while 14% said that they encountered some problems.

Advance poll

Among those who haven’t yet voted, just under half (43%) have completely made up their mind: the majority are not completely decided.

Methodology

Our survey was conducted online with 3,103 Canadians aged 18 and over from October 15, 2015 to October 17, 2015 survey from a large representative panel of over 500,000 Canadians, recruited and managed by Research Now, one of the world’s leading provider of online research samples.

The Marketing Research and Intelligence Association policy limits statements about margins of sampling error for most online surveys.   The margin of error for a comparable probability-based random sample of the same size is +/- 1.8%, 19 times out of 20.  The data were weighted according to census data to ensure that the sample matched Canada’s population according to age, gender, educational attainment, and region. Totals may not add up to 100 due to rounding.


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