2003 Election for the Government of Ontario

PREMIER Dalton McGuinty - Ontario Liberal Party

38th Parliament of the Government of Ontario

Duration 19th November 2003 - 10th September 2007

Election Held on 2nd October 2003


Seats won Vs. Popular support

Summary Results | Full Results

PartyNumber of seatsPopular Support
Ontario Liberal Party19 (86.36 %)50.97 %
New Democratic Party of Ontario3 (13.64 %)17.69 %
Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario0 (0 %)26.28 %
Green Party of Ontario0 (0 %)3.14 %
Other0 (0%)1.92 %

Total number of seats: 22

Wasted Votes

Voters cast 852,133 votes. 394,321 of them were wasted

35,243 votes for Ontario Liberal Party wasted

223,942 votes for Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario wasted

92,012 votes for New Democratic Party of Ontario wasted

26,774 votes for Green Party of Ontario wasted

16,350 votes for Other wasted

Most Wasted Votes

Most of the time in our current system more than half of the votes cast in a district are wasted. The following table shows the worst of these.

Top Five Most Wasted Votes | All Over Half Wasted

DistrictPercent Votes Wasted
Etobicoke-Lakeshore-Ont.55.84 %
Scarborough Southwest-Ont.53.07 %
Willowdale-Ont.53.03 %
Toronto-Danforth-Ont.52.86 %
Trinity-Spadina-Ont.52.49 %

More than half of the votes cast in 6 districts were wasted. More than 27 % of all districts