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Media Advisory: Nanaimo By-election Voting Results Available January 30 After 8 p.m.

January 29, 2019

VICTORIA – Preliminary voting results for the Nanaimo by-election will be reported on Elections BC’s website after 8 p.m. on January 30, General Voting Day.

Results pages:

Results will be updated regularly while initial count takes place at voting places throughout the Nanaimo electoral district. Ballots cast at advance and general voting are counted during initial count.

Preliminary results will include:

  • the number of votes cast for each candidate,
  • the percentage of the popular vote for each candidate,
  • the number of ballot boxes reported,
  • the total number of ballot boxes, and
  • the total number of certification envelopes containing absentee ballots cast.

Absentee ballots will be counted during final count, currently scheduled to begin on February 6. Final results will be available on the Elections BC website after the conclusion of final count.

For more information, visit

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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.