Voters in Niagara-on-the-Lake clearly want a fresh approach to local governance with an incredible 58% turnout.A higher voter turnout had been expected because of NOTL’s population growth and the campaigning of 50% more candidates than four years ago. But the surge of voters exceeded estimates. In 2018, there were 1,812 more voters than four years earlier. The turnout of 8,269 voters in 2018 is up 28% from 6,536 voters in 2014. In previous local elections, voter turnout had not topped 49%.