Election Day Tracker
As the 42nd Canadian general election inches closer to its Oct. 19 voting day, Canadians of all political stripes are voicing their support (or lack thereof) for various parties and their leaders on Twitter.
So we’ve tracked English-language election tweets and their corresponding sentiment since August, to see which parties and leaders are being talked about the most—along with the tone or sentiment of those conversations.
Fast mover: The Green Party’s popularity shot up dramatically this past week, as supporters tweeted the hashtag #glibandmale in an attempt to criticize The Globe and Mail’s leadership debate (which did not include Green Party leader Elizabeth May), but then also dropped just as dramatically.
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When is the election day for the president?
The presidential election occurs on the first Tuesday following the first Monday of November every year that is divisible by four. The next presidential election will occur on November 6, 2012.
What day is election day?
There is no certain date, though elections are held after the first Monday on the first Tuesday of November.