Despite political pundits and media calling the 2013 Montreal municipal election historic, few Montrealers showed up at the polls Sunday.
Just over 40 per cent of eligible voters cast their ballots in Montreal, at 41.33% as of 8 a.m., just barely higher than the record low voter turnout in 2009 of 39 percent. That includes over 11,800 rejected ballots, with 4358 out of 4539 polls reporting.
Some boroughs had very high voter turnout rates: Plateau Mont-Royal (50%), Ile Bizard-Ste Geneviève (51%), Outremont (59%) and Rosemont-Petite Patrie (50.75%).
The ones with the lowest: Pierrefonds-Roxboro (33.95%), St. Laurent (33.8%) and the South West borough (35%).