Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The 2018 Ontario Provincial Election: By the Numbers

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The 2018 Ontario Provincial Election: By the Numbers

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The Ontario election: By the numbers

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As Ontarians prepare to head to the polls, here is a look at the facts and figures surrounding the election.

Ridings in Ontario: 124

Candidates running: 825

Parties with candidates running: 28

Candidates fielded each by the NDP, Progressive Conservatives and Liberals: 124

Seats held by each party before election: Liberals have 55, Progressive Conservatives have 27, NDP have 18, independent MPPs hold three, four seats are vacant.

Newly created ridings in this election: 17

Number of seats required for a majority government: 63

Voting hours on Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Voting locations across Ontario: Approximately 7,200

Voters registered in Ontario: Approximately 9. …

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