The most popular choice among Bancroft voters in Monday’s municipal election was to not vote at all.
Unofficial results posted by the Town show that just under 40 per cent of eligible voters cast their ballots, meaning about three of every five voters didn’t bother voting.
Although Paul Jenkins appears to have won the mayor’s seat with just short of 700 votes, records show that 12 people “spoiled” their ballot and 13 declined their ballot.
Bancroft’s turnout is in line with provincial averages though.
The Association of Municipalities Ontario election results website shows that turnout across the province was 36 per cent. That’s down two percentage points from the 2018 rate which was the lowest turnout since 1982.