UPDATE: 9 p.m.
Conservative Tracy Gray is the projected winner of 2021 federal election for the Kelowna-Lake Country riding.
As of 9:10 p.m., Gray is up more than 4,500 votes on Liberal challenger Tim Krupa with more than 50 per cent of polls reporting.
Gray’s 11,952 votes put her at 44.3 per cent of the popular vote, a strong lead over Krupa’s 7,256 and 26.9 per cent. Behind those two are NDP candidate Cade Desjarlais with 18.9 per cent (5,089 votes), Brian Rogers of the People’s Party of Canada with 6.6 per cent (1,778) and the Green Party’s Imre Szeman with 3.3 per cent of the vote (890 votes).
There are almost one million mail-in ballots that election officials won’t start counting until Tuesday. Elections Canada has said it expects to finish the mail-in count in most ridings by Wednesday, but some may take another day or two.
According to Elections Canada, almost 6.8 million people voted early, most of them at advance polls over a week ago, and the rest through special ballots cast by mail or at Elections Canada offices.
Canada has more than 30 million eligible voters.
More to come.
UPDATE: 8 p.m.
Kelowna-Lake Country Conservative incumbent Tracy Gray is leading the Kelowna-Lake Country riding as votes continue to pour in.
With 22 of 233 polling stations reporting, Gray leads Liberal challenger Tim Krupa by a couple hundred votes as of 8:10 p.m.
Gray has earned 1,143 votes, good for 45.5 per cent, while Krupa has recieved 1,120 votes, 26.5 per cent of the vote.
UPDATE: 7 p.m.
The votes have been cast and are now being tallied up across British Columbia as the 2021 Canadian federal election nears its end.
Follow here for live updates and results from Kelowna-Lake Country.
A new federal government is expected to be named Monday night, as Canada’s 2021 snap election gets underway.
The main parties vying for the 338 seats in the House of Commons are Justin Trudeau’s Liberals, Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives, Jagmeet Singh’s New Democrats, Annamie Paul’s Greens., Yves-François Blanchet’s Bloc Quebecois and Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party of Canada.
Polls are open in British Columbia from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. PST.
Where you can vote:
To find out your local poll location, visit the Elections Canada website and type in your postal code. Alternatively, Canadians can look at your voter registration card. Voters can only visit their specified polling location.
Elections Canada has warned that due to staffing shortages from the pandemic, some voters may experience a wait to cast their ballot.
Masks are mandatory in polling locations, but proof of vaccine is not required.
Who is running in Kelowna-Lake Country?
- Cade Desjarlais, NDP
- Tracy Gray, Conservative
- Tim Krupa, Liberal
- Brian Rogers, People’s Party of Canada
- Imre Szeman, Green Party
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For Elections Canada’s FAQ page for questions like what kind of identification to bring, click here.