Historically, by-election turnout in Saskatchewan has been lower than during general elections. There are a variety of potential reasons for this and it is not unique to Saskatchewan. Voter turnout as a percentage of registered voters is presented below.
% of Registered Voters
|Saskatoon Fairview||2017 By-Election||35.9%|
|2016 General Election||50.1%|
|Saskatoon Meewasin||2017 By-Election||40.6%|
|2016 General Election||57.6%|
|2011 General Election||40%|
|Saskatoon Northwest||2010 By-Election||56%|
|2007 General Election||81%|
|Regina Douglas Park||2009 By-Election||62%|
|2007 General Election||84%|
|Saskatoon Riversdale||2009 By-Election||56%|
|2007 General Election||75%|
For more information on how our understanding of voter turnout needs to change to account for changes in voter registration methods, click here to read an op-ed published by the Chief Electoral Officer.