Less than 21 per cent of Kitchener voters cast ballot in municipal election
Posted Oct 25, 2022 04:15:00 PM.
Full regional data hasn't been released yet, but we are getting a better picture of what voter turnout was like in the 2022 municipal election.
Across the tri-cities, Cambridge saw the most residents vote. A total of 27,689 ballots were cast in-person and online, and there was a turnout of 28.87 per cent.
Waterloo was close behind with a turnout of 27.18 per cent and 22,435 ballots cast.
Kitchener saw the least out of the three, with 20.26 per cent voter turnout and 34,658 ballots cast. That's a major drop from 2018, when there was a turnout of 28.22 per cent in the city.
Both Kitchener and Waterloo only offered in-person ballots in the election.
In the townships, Woolwich is reporting a turnout of 34.7 per cent, Wilmot saw just over 40 per cent, and Wellesley had just over 24 per cent.