“None of the above” was a popular option in last week’s provincial election
—The number of Ontarians who showed up at polling stations during last week’s provincial election specifically to vote “none of the above,” according to unofficial numbers from Elections Ontario. That’s by far the largest number of declined ballots in a single election since at least 1975. (The next highest was in 1990, when 20,795 ballots were declined.) One possible explanation for this year’s spike would be the media’s heavy coverage of the decline-your-ballot option leading up to the vote.