The advance poll
turnout was high and more polls were added throughout the three-day poll period.
If a voter is unable, or in some cases unwilling, to vote at an advance poll
, or at assigned election day poll in his or her riding, some jurisdictions permit the voter to vote in-person at a different poll in the riding, or at the returning office in another riding, or by mail.
Turnout in the 2003 advance poll
, for example, increased by about 300 percent, and in 2006 rose by another 43 percent (see Figure 4 for overall turnout comparisons).
The most prevalent type of polling was unsolicited advance poll
results from major daily newspapers and university polling organizations from across the country.
Are advance poll
voters reflective of the broader range of the Canadian electorate at the time they occur?
The full platform was released ten days before election day, on the Friday before the Thanksgiving long weekend, when millions voted in the advance polls
A lot of people took advantage of the advance polls
Ottawa Catholic Archbishop Terrence Prendergast has criticized Elections Canada for holding advance polls
on Good Friday.
An interesting new detail has now emerged seemingly bolstering that theory: not just advance polls
, but some exit surveys apparently show that even coming out of the polls, voters in New Hampshire gave Obama about a 5% bulge -- if they were being honest.
We've been encouraging our members to get out and exercise their right to vote and many have been doing so at the advance polls
are provided for voters who can't make it on election day.
As of Monday, more than 440,000 eligible voters had taken part in the advance polls
, according to the election commission, which was created to supervise elections, a duty previously done by the Interior Ministry.