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The ward-by-ward voter turnout in the recent 2014 election has been broken down.

Original data produced by Chatham-Kent following the Oct. 27 election showed  that 4,940 people voted in the election that were classified as “unspecified.”

Judy Smith, the municipal clerk and the 2014 election coordinator, said the votes cast by these 4,940 residents counted in the final totals announced on election night.

However, due to errors by the election officers at various polls across the Municipality with filling out the polling matrix, the results could not be broken down by Ward.

That was until the IT department with Chatham-Kent figured out exactly where the votes came from this week.

The Sydenham Current has obtained these actual numbers for voter turnout across the Municipality:

In Ward 5 – Wallaceburg: 2,932 people voted out of 7,549 registered voters, good for a 38.8 per cent voter turnout.

In Ward 4 – North Kent: 3,915 people voted out of 9,763 registered voters, good for a 40.1 per cent voter turnout.

In the other Wards across Chatham-Kent:

Ward 1 – West Kent: 2,709 people voted out of 8,443 registered voters, good for a 32.1 per cent voter turnout.

Ward 2 – South Kent: 5,569 people voted out of 12,660 registered voters, good for a 44 per cent voter turnout.

Ward 3 – East Kent: 3,995 people voted out of 8,809 registered voters, good for a 45.4 per cent voter turnout.

Ward 6 – Chatham: 13,663 people voted out of 30,631 registered voters, good for a 44.6 per cent voter turnout.

Overall in Chatham-Kent: 32,783 people voted out of 77,855 registered voters, good for a 42.11 per cent voter turnout.

When comparing the statistics for voter turnout from the 2010 election, Wallaceburg’s turnout is virtually unchanged, however they are the only Ward in Chatham-Kent not to see an improvement.

In 2010, 3,078 people voted out of 7,876 registered voters, good for a 39.1 per cent voter turnout… 0.3 per cent more compared to 2014.

In North Kent, a slightly bigger improvement was made.

Back in 2010, 3,962 people voted out of 10,335 registered voters, good for a 38.3 per cent voter turnout… a 1.8 per cent improvement compared to the 2014 turnout.

In the other Wards across Chatham-Kent:

– Ward 1, West Kent: 2010 – 24.1 per cent, 2014 – 32.1 per cent, good for an 8 per cent improvement.

– Ward 2, South Kent: 2010 – 34.2 per cent, 2014 – 44 per cent, good for a 9.8 per cent improvement.

– Ward 3, East Kent: 2010 – 37.5 per cent, 2014 – 45.4 per cent, good for a 7.9 per cent improvement.

– Ward 6, Chatham: 2010 – 38.7 per cent, 2014 – 44.6 per cent, good for a 5.9 per cent improvement.

– Over all across Chatham-Kent: 2010 – 39.9 per cent, 2014 – 42.11 per cent, good for a 2.21 per cent improvement.