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Media Advisory: Nanaimo By-election Final Count Begins Tomorrow

February 4, 2019

VICTORIA – Final count for the January 30, 2019 Nanaimo by-election will begin tomorrow. Results will be updated as counting progresses and posted on Elections BC’s website:

Final count is the count of absentee ballots that were not considered at initial count. There are 2,892 certification envelopes containing absentee ballots that will be considered at final count. Final voting results will be available after the conclusion of final count.

More information about final count is available here.

Applications for a judicial recount can be made up to six days after the conclusion of final count. A voter, candidate or candidate’s representative can apply to the Supreme Court of British Columbia for a judicial recount on the basis that errors were made in the acceptance or rejection of certification envelopes or ballots or on the basis that ballot accounts are not correct.

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Rebecca Penz
Director, Communications
Elections BC
Phone: 250-886-0806

Elections BC is a non-partisan Office of the Legislature responsible for administering electoral processes in British Columbia in accordance with the Election Act, Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, Recall and Initiative Act and Referendum Act.