Voting in the Kelowna West By-election is now closed.
At the conclusion of final count Ben Stewart was elected as the MLA for Kelowna West.
Final count concluded on February 19, 2018. Application for a judicial recount may be made between the declaration of final election results by the district electoral officer following the conclusion of final count, and six days after that declaration.
Voting results from final count are available at the links below.
Candidate nominations for the Kelowna West By-election closed at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. The final list of candidates is shown below.
List of candidates
|Ballot name||Affiliation||Financial agent||Financial agent address||Financial agent phone||Official agent||Official agent address|
|Shelley Cook||BC NDP||Barbarah Ramsey||2204 Mimosa Dr, Westbank BC, V4T 3A5||(778) 214-9585|
|Kyle Michael Ernest Geronazzo||Libertarian||Kyle Geronazzo||610 Eastbourne Rd, Kelowna, BC, V1X 5K9||(778) 363-1257|
|Ben Stewart||BC Liberal Party||Kevin Tang||PO Box 28131 Rpo West Pender St., Vancouver, BC, V6C 3T7||(604) 606-6000|
|Robert Stupka||BC Green Party||Kenneth Guido||4391 Eyles Rd, Oyama, BC, V4V 2A7||(250) 470-9606|
|Mark Thompson||Conservative||Mark Thompson||205-955 Leon Ave, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 6K1||(250) 300-6077|
District Electoral Office
Kelowna West District Electoral Office
102B-1979 Old Okanagan Highway, Westbank BC, V4T 3A4
Hours of operation:
- Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on advance voting days (February 6-11) and General Voting Day (February 14). Closed February 12 (Family Day)
The day the election is called.
|General voter registration closes
Registration by phone at 1-800-661-8683 closes at 4:30 p.m. Registration online closes at midnight. Voters can still register when they vote.
|Close of candidate nominations, 1 p.m. Pacific time||Jan 24|
|Advance voting days*||Feb 6-11|
|General Voting Day||Feb 14|
|Initial count begins after 8 p.m. Pacfic time
Ballots cast at advance and general voting are counted, and preliminary results are announced.
|Final count begins**
Absentee ballots are counted and final results are announced.
The district electoral officer returns the writ of election to the Chief Electoral Officer, ending the election period. The writ of election must be returned at the end of the period for requesting a judicial recount, a period of six days following the declaration of official results at the end of final count. Return Day typically falls on Day 50 of the election calendar.
|Election Financing Report filing deadline||May 15|
*Note that not all advance voting places will be open on all of these days. For where and when to vote at advance voting, see here.
**The Chief Electoral Officer may authorize final count to begin early.
Advance Voting Turnout
|Tuesday, February 6, 2018||842|
|Wednesday, February 7, 2018||1,069|
|Thursday, February 8, 2018||1,002|
|Friday, February 9, 2018||986|
|Saturday, February 10, 2018||1,059|
|Sunday, February 11, 2018||1,183|
|Total Advance Turnout||6,141|
This table will be updated daily following each day of advance voting. If there is a delay in the transmission of information from the field, data from previous days will be amended to reflect the new information.
Advance voting turnout figures reported during the advance voting period are preliminary and subject to change.
- Kelowna West By-election Called for February 14, 2018
- Media Advisory: 2018 Kelowna West By-election – Expenses Limits Established for Candidates, Political Parties and Third Party Advertising Sponsors
- Kelowna West By-election Candidates Confirmed
- Media Advisory: Advance Voting for the Kelowna West By-election Starts Tomorrow
- Media Advisory: Kelowna West By-election Voting Results Available February 14 After 8 p.m.
Writ of Election
Expenses limits have been established for candidates, political parties, and third party advertising sponsors for the 2018 Kelowna West By-election.
- The expenses limit for candidates is $58,000.
- The expenses limit for political parties is $58,000.
- The expenses limit for third party advertising sponsors is $3,000.