Voting in the Nanaimo By-election is now closed
At the conclusion of final count Sheila Malcolmson was elected as the MLA for Nanaimo.
|Electoral District||Candidate's Ballot Name||Affiliation||Total Valid Votes||% of Popular Vote|
|Tony Harris||BC Liberal Party||9,691||39.90%|
|Sheila Malcolmson||BC NDP||12,114||49.88%|
|Michele Ney||BC Green Party||1,783||7.34%|
|Robin Mark Richardson||The Vancouver Island Party||112||0.46%|
|Final voting results - Complete||24,287||100%|
View Final Count Results here.
View Interim Voting Results by Voting Area here.
Candidate nominations for the Nanaimo by-election closed at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The final list of candidates is shown below.
Read more about the electoral finance rules for candidates at elections.bc.ca/provincial-elections/provincial-candidates/
List of candidates
|Ballot name||Affiliation||Financial agent||Financial agent address||Financial agent phone||Official agent||Official agent address|
|Justin Greenwood||Conservative||Ryan Warawa||103-1030 Robson St, Vancouver, BC, V6E 1A7||(604) 831-7309|
|Tony Harris||BC Liberal Party||Kevin Tang||PO Box 28131, RPO West Pender, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3T7||(604) 606-6000||Lindsay Cote||PO Box 28131, RPO West Pender, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3T7|
|Sheila Malcolmson||BC NDP||Ellen Oxman||5183 Koksilah Rd, Duncan, BC, V9L 6B6||(250) 739-3649|
|Michele Ney||BC Green Party||Karin Lengger||203-1180 View St, Victoria, BC, V8V 3M1||(250) 208-1591|
|Robin Mark Richardson||The Vancouver Island Party||Robin Mark Richardson||143-7 Chief Robert Sam Lane, Victoria, BC, V9A 7N3||(250) 388-4274|
|Bill Walker||Libertarian||Bill Walker||51A Commercial St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5G3||(250) 619-7744|
The day the election is called.
|General voter registration closes
Registration by phone at 1-800-661-8683 closes at 4:30 pm. Registration online closes at midnight. Voters can still register when they vote.
|Close of candidate nominations, 1 p.m.||Jan 9|
|Advance voting days*||Jan 22-27|
|General Voting Day||Jan 30|
|Initial count begins after 8 p.m.
Ballots cast at advance and general voting are counted, and preliminary results are announced.
|Final count will begin
Absentee ballots are counted and final results are announced.
|Election Financing Report filing deadline||Apr 30|
*Note that not all advance voting places will be open on all of these days.
Estimated Voter Turnout
The estimated voter turnout for the Nanaimo by-election is 53%. This number includes valid and rejected ballots at advance and general voting and estimates of new voter registrations and certification envelopes. A more accurate estimate of voter turnout will be released after final count, scheduled to begin on February 6.
Advance Voting Turnout
|Tuesday, January 22, 2019||1,532|
|Wednesday, January 23, 2019||1,656|
|Thursday, January 24, 2019||1,328|
|Friday, January 25, 2019||1,387|
|Saturday, January 26, 2019||1,766|
|Sunday, January 27, 2019||1,653|
|Total Advance Turnout||9,322|
Total registered voters: 45,359
Advance voting was available from January 22 to January 27, 2019. General Voting Day was Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
Advance voting turnout figures are preliminary and will be adjusted as data is reported from the field.
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Writ of Election
Expenses limits for candidates, political parties, and third party advertising sponsors for the Nanaimo By-election were:
- The expenses limit for candidates is $59,216.78.
- The expenses limit for political parties is $59,216.78.
- The expenses limit for third party advertising sponsors is $3,062.94.
All political participants in the by-election must file a financing report with Elections BC by the financing report filing deadline of Tuesday, April 30, 2019.