Samantha Fox cannot recall the last time voter turnout in a provincial election was this bad. That’s because the fourth-year nursing student wasn’t alive – none of us were.
Last week, voter turnout for the provincial election was 49.2 per cent. (Even allowing for a total of 29 days to vote at special polls, mail-in ballots, advance polls and election day itself.) The last time voter apathy hit such record lows was 1867. Yes, 144 years ago.