"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Something doesn't add up. Literally.

In the 2006 federal election, there were collectively 17,727 federal electors on the federal list in the city of Corner Brook.

In 2008, that number slipped to 17,283.

In 2011, it decline further, to 16,607 — a 6% drop in five years.

In the 2007 provincial election, the combined voter population of Humber East and West districts — which largely, but not entirely, coincide with the City of Corner Brook — was 14,788.

In the 2011 provincial election, Elections NL puts the voter population of the two districts at 17,204. That's an increase of 16% in four years.

Maybe there's been a truly massive influx of population to the suburbs like Massey Drive, Steady Brook, and Humber Village. In that case, you'd expect Humber East, where those smaller municipalities are located, to have risen in provincial voter population more than Humber West.

But, no, Humber West's provincial voter population "rose" at a higher rate than Humber East between the 2007 and 2011 general elections. And it did so, even though the 2011 general election voters list lost almost 500 voters from the 2011 Humber West by-election voters list just a few months ago.

The only other possible mathematical explanation is a truly massive loss of population in the smll part of the City of Corner Brook that lies in Bay of Islands district, or a truly massive increase in population in the even smaller portion of Humber West that lies outside of Corner Brook.

What the heck is going on with the voters list in Corner Brook?

Related, from February 2011:
The phantom (elector) menace?



At 11:23 AM, October 07, 2011 , Blogger Wm. Murphy said...

This blurb from yesterday's ontario election

Voter turnout in Thursday’s Ontario election dropped to a record low, with only 49.2 per cent of eligible voters going to the polls. The previous low record was 52.8 per cent, set in 2007.

There had been some optimism ahead of the election that voter turnout would be good, after a reasonably high turnout in advance polls.

Now we should just sit back and wait for people who are Liberal blog poll "experts" wax about how the local Cons are the reason why we had such a low turnout on Tuesday.

I will but the reason sqaurely at the feet of the Libs who are unorganized and Leaderless as the main reason that we will see low voter turnout next week. If they engaed the Districts and provided solid leadership then we would see higher voter turnout.

I wonder if Bern would have filled the polling stations??


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