The published turnout rate ranges from a low of 36.24% among 25-34 year olds to 64.71% among 65-74 year olds. This is consistent with the 2013 provincial election in terms of older people voting at a higher rate than younger people.
Why are 18-24s voting at a higher rate than 25-34s? They’re not. Turnout rate is based on % of registered voters but fewer 18-24s are registered to vote. Base it on actual population and you will see a lower number. Turnout typically peaks at 65-74 age then declines post 75, though still high relative to under 50 crowd.
It’s interesting to see the share of voters from each age group – this is more important. Over 47% of the transit vote was over age of 55. They are punching above their census weight while the opposite is true of younger voters. About one-third of voters were under age of 44.
Bear this in mind when reading the polls. Parties or candidates with high support in 18-34s may not sustain that support on Election Day while parties with strong support among plus 55s can surprise. Where have I heard that before?