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Results of survey of candidates

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Number of candidates who ran in the general election
2015 1,791
2019 2,146
Number of political parties that were registered for the general election1
2015 2019
x 23 x 21

Satisfaction with…

the way Elections Canada had administered the election in each riding2
2015 86%
2019 88%
the way the voting process had gone during advance polls and on election day3
2015 77%
2019 82%
Percentage of candidates who…
had trust in the accuracy of the results in their riding said that Elections Canada had run the election fairly said that the spread of false information online was a problem during the election
86% 81% 64%
Contact with Elections Canada
39% called the 1-800 line 86% visited the local office
Satisfaction 74% 88%


1 Independent and non-affiliated candidates are not considered political parties.

2 This includes those who expressed a neutral opinion.

3 This includes those who expressed a neutral opinion.