星期一 2019 年 10 月21日
Monday, October 21, 2019
is Canada’s federal election polling day
In two major provinces, Ontario and Quebec
投票站从早 9 点半开到晚 9 点半
polling stations open from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm
而位于太平洋沿岸的西部省份 BC 省
while in the western provinces of the Pacific Rim， BC,
polling stations open from 7 am to 7 pm,
以尽量 “弥补” 与东部地区的时差差距
“Compensate” the gap with the eastern region.
In Toronto, the two major cities of Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec,
when the polling station opened
the voters were continually lining up
and waiting to exercise their voting rights.
Some people choose to vote in the morning
to avoid waiting in line for a long time
after the peak of the post-work week.
加拿大全国有 338 个联邦选区
There are 338 federal constituencies across Canada
设立了约 20,000 个投票站
with approximately 20,000 polling stations
加拿大的有资格选民为 2700 多万人
and more than 27 million eligible voters in Canada.
According to preliminary data from Élections Canada，
在10 月11 日至 14日的提前投票中
4.7 million voters have voted
有 470 万选民已经投了票
in the early voting on October 11-14,
which is an increase of 30.5% from the number of voters who voted earlier
in the previous federal election (2015)
加拿大 2015 年联邦大选的投票率为 68.3％
Canada’s voter turnout in the 2015 federal election was 68.3%.
Experts estimate that the voter turnout in this year’s election will certainly not be low.