Burlington to get an additional provincial electoral district for 2018 election

News 100 blueBy Staff

December 4, 2015


The provincial government has added new constituencies that will result in 122 Electoral Ridings after the next provincial election in 2018.

ONB federal boundaries

The illustration shows just the Burlington portion of the federal Oakville North Burlington electoral district.

The Electoral Boundaries Act, 2015 will increase the number of provincial ridings in southern Ontario and make them consistent with the new federal electoral boundaries. As a result, there will be 15 new ridings in southern Ontario, mostly in areas that have seen significant population changes.
The new electoral map will be in place for the next general election scheduled for 2018.

The federal government re-shaped the riding of Burlington and created Oakville North Burlington (ONB). Liberals won both ridings in the 2015 election.

An interesting twist – According to the Chief Electoral Officer, provisional registration could allow Elections Ontario to work with schools and the driver’s licensing program to encourage 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register so they are ready to vote once they turn 18.

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