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Labour Force Survey

November 2019

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Reported voter turnout1

2015
77.0%
2019
77.1%
Reasons for not voting
2015 2019
Everyday life reasons 47.9% 45.9%
Political reasons 39.5% 41.9%
Reasons related to the electoral process 7.6% 5.4%
Other reasons 5.0% 6.8%
Reasons for not voting related to the electoral process2
2015 2019
Could not prove identity or address 2.7% 1.6%
Transportation problem or polling station too far 1.4% 1.1%
Lack of information about the voting process 1.3% 1.1%
Issues with voter information card 0.9% 1.1%
Not on voters list 0.9% 0.4%
Among non-voters…
2015 2019
those who mentioned reasons related to the electoral process x 479,500 x 349,700
those who mentioned they could not prove their identity or address x 172,700 x 104,100
those who said they went to a polling station x 49,600 x 21,000

Footnotes

1 *Self-reported turnout from surveys is typically higher than the official turnout reported by Elections Canada.

2 Some categories were omitted.