|District||Percent advance (07)||Percent advance |
|Signal Hill – Quidi Vidi||4.9%||2.5%|
|Carbonear – Harbour Grace||4.0%||7.2%|
|Port de Grave||3.3%||4.7%|
|St. John’s East||3.2%||2.5%|
|St. John’s West||2.9%||3.6%|
|St. John’s South||2.8%||2.3%|
|Cartwright – L’Anse au Clair||2.7%||2.1%|
|Mount Pearl North||2.6%||2.9%|
What does it mean?
Well, your guess is as good as any.
One thing seems obvious, though and that is that the special ballot process likely hasn't replaced the advance poll turn-out.
Special ballots existed in 2003 and all parties used them aggressively. The advance poll turn out in this election was down 31% from the last time.
That actually reverses dramatically the trend from the previous two elections, in 1999 and 2003, where the advance poll turn out climbed each time.