Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Polling Results

This is from Christopher, who took the time to look over the results by polling station. (I'm so lucky to have him on my team!)

Strengths

- Going in, Sue had good name recognition in eastern neighbourhoods. Her victory in Ward 4 areas (east of 149th Street, south of 111th Avenue) was overwhelming, where she captured 75 per cent of the vote.
- Sue earned her largest margin of victory, both in percentage (86%-14%) and total votes (470-75), in Grovenor.
- The community that gave Sue the most votes was Westmount (518).
- Sue did really well in the following neighbourhoods: Glenora (515 votes), Parkview (506), North Glenora/McQueen (483), Laurier (390) and Crestwood (349).


Weakness

- Setting aside institutional polls, Sue placed second in three communities: Dovercourt, Lewis Estates and Westview Village. The last two areas are designated to Winterburn School.


Special Concern

- The decision to remove the polling station from High Park disenfranchised voters. Of all regular polling stations in Ward C, Mayfield School saw the least traffic (206 total votes, with a two-to-one margin in favour of Sue). In Britannia, a similar neighbourhood, more than 400 people voted. I’d say that’s another cost of school closure: residents dropping out of the democratic process.

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