Sooke, be proud.
The election turn-out for this riding was phenomenal, at an astonishing 76%. Well done! We are officially awesome.
This official awesomeness earns us the right to actively and loudly comment/ compliment/complain on the performance of the federal government for the next four years.
Sadly, with first-past-the-post, the “majority” seat was won with a mere 35%, meaning 65% of us cast our votes elsewhere. Perhaps our new Prime Minister will remember his promise to make this past election the last one using First Past The Post. Watch the video below for a short primer.
But ultimately, a tip-of-the-hat goes to the residents of Sooke. Your commitment to voting was exceptional!
|NDP-New Democratic Party||Randall Garrison||23,816||35.0 %|
|Green Party||Frances Litman||13,578||20.0 %|
|Conservative||Shari Lukens||11,885||17.5 %|
|Liberal||David Merner||18,573||27.3 %|
|Communist||Tyson Strandlund||135||0.2 %|
|Total number of valid votes:||67,987|
- Polls Reporting:229 of 229 (100 %)
- Voter Turnout: 67,987 of 89,523 registered electors (75.94 %) — does not include electors who registered on election day.
- Population: 113,004
- Number of electors on list: 89,523