Fewer than 1 in 4 Winnipeggers voted Bowman for mayor

Brian Bowman Winnipeg Election 2014
Fewer than 1 in 4 eligible voters cast a ballot for our new mayor, Brian Bowman. Global News

WINNIPEG – He is now the mayor for all the people of Winnipeg, but continuing a long-time trend, Brian Bowman was not elected by a majority of the people in the city.

Bowman received 111,504 votes (47.5 per cent), far ahead of second-place finisher Judy Wasylycia-Leis’s 25 per cent. In a seven-person race, Bowman’s sub-50 per cent total is not unusual. Neither is the fact that less than 24 per cent of eligible voters chose Bowman as mayor. Total voter turnout was 50.4 per cent.

Bowman’s percentage of votes earned and percentage of eligible voters casting a ballot for him were lower than for any of the previous four winners.

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