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Milton By-election Sees Decline in Advanced Polling Turnout



In the lead-up to the Milton by-election, which is scheduled for Thursday, May 2nd, a notable decline in advanced polling turnout has been reported compared to the 2022 provincial election. According to data released by Elections Ontario, a total of 6,511 voters, constituting 6.6% of registered voters in Milton, have cast their ballots early. This figure contrasts with the 11,520 voters (12.6% of registered voters) who participated in advanced polling during the previous general election.

The by-election in Milton features a diverse array of candidates representing nine contenders and seven political parties. Among the notable candidates vying for the seat are Zee Hamid of the Progressive Conservative Party, Galen Naidoo Harris of the Ontario Liberal Party, and Edie Strachan of the New Democratic Party. Additionally, the ballot includes candidates from the Ontario Green Party, New Blue Party, Ontario Party, Family Rights Party, and two independent candidates, John Turmel and Arabella Vida.

With election day looming, voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballots in person on May 2nd, with polling stations opening at 9:00 a.m. and closing at 9:00 p.m.

For further updates and information regarding the Milton by-election, interested parties are encouraged to refer to the Elections Ontario website. Disclaimer: The information presented in this news article has been gathered from local news sources. Please refer to the provided references for verification. Click Here. 

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