Polls have closed across western Canada, including in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Ballot boxes in more than 200 ridings have shut down, with only people currently in line at polling locations still eligible to vote in this year’s election. Polling locations in the Flin Flon, Creighton and Denare Beach area – five poll locations in total – have also closed, barring entrance for voters already in line.
Both northern ridings feature five candidates – the northern Manitoba riding, Churchill-Keewatinook Aski, consists of incumbent Niki Ashton and the NDP, Liberal challenger Judy Klassen, Cyara Bird of the Conservative Party, Green candidate Ralph McLean and People’s Party nominee Ken Klyne. In northern Saskatchewan, NDP incumbent Georgina Jolibois is running for re-election in Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River, along with Conservative Gary Vidal, Liberal Tammy Cook-Searson, Sarah Kraynick of the Green Party and Jerome Perrault of the People’s Party.
Results will be posted on The Reminder's social media handles and thereminder.ca as election night wears on. The Liberals are currently leading through Atlantic Canada, but have surrendered some seats to the Conservatives, NDP and Greens.
As of 8:30 p.m. Manitoba time, the Liberal party led in 24 of 33 seats reporting, while the Conservative party led in six ridings. The NDP, Bloc Quebecois and Green Party are all leading in one riding.
In total, there are 157 polls in Churchill-Keewatinook Aski, while there are another 181 polls in Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River.