University of Guelph Political Science Society Blog

In defence of the system

Updated: October 18, 2011. In the initial article, I made specific references to the procedures employed by Elections Canada and Elections Ontario and discussed the methods of these agencies. Both of these agencies simply carry out Acts of Parliament (or the Ontario Legislature), so I have updated it to examine the actual procedure, and not the agencies’ conducts themselves.

While the current Ontario election had a record low turnout of 49.2%, I think it is safe to assume that this was not due to the administration of the election. In fact, the Ontario election was better administered and organized than the federal election. The Ontario election voting process was also a lot simpler.

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