LANGLEY EAST riding: election results coming in

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Elections BC has reported 111 of 111 ballot boxes in Langley East. Final results have not yet been reported as mail-in ballots have yet to be counted.

Elections BC has reported 111 of 111 ballot boxes in Langley East. Final results have not yet been reported as mail-in ballots have yet to be counted.

Megan Dykeman of the NDP is leading Margaret Kunst of the BC Liberal Party by 793 votes in Langley East.

Dykeman won 7,937 out of 20,469 votes (38.78 per cent) with 111 of 111 polls reporting.

Margaret Kunst of the BC Liberal Party won 7,144 votes (34.90 per cent). Ryan Warawa of the Conservative party won 2,633 votes (12.86 per cent). Cheryl Wiens of the Green party won 2,393 votes (11.69 per cent). Alex Joehl of the Libertarian party won 190 votes (0.93 per cent). Tara Reeve, an Independent, won 172 votes (0.84 per cent).

As of 11:02 p.m., The Canadian Press is projecting the BC NDP has won a majority government. The party has won or is leading in 55 of 87 seats. The BC Liberal Party has won or is leading in 29, and the BC Green Party has won or is leading in three seats.

As of Oct. 23, 11,799 vote-by-mail packages had been issued to registered voters in the riding. There are a total of 46,480 registered voters in Langley East.

Provincewide, 724,279 mail-in ballots have been sent out, and there are 3,485,858 registered voters.

Mail-in ballots will be counted by hand, starting in 13 days.

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LOCAL CANDIDATE PROFILES AND Q&A

Langley East riding

BC NDP candidate Megan Dykeman

BC Libertarian candidate Alex Joehl

BC Liberal candidate Margaret Kunst

BC Independent candidate Tara Reeve

BC Conservative candidate Ryan Warawa

BC Green candidate Cheryl Wiens

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Langley riding

BC Conservative candidate Shelly Jan

BC Green candidate Bill Masse

BC NDP candidate Andrew Mercier

BC Liberal candidate Mary Polak

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FINAL RESULTS DELAYED

Due to the ongoing pandemic, more British Columbians have decided to vote by mail-in ballot than ever before.

Election results won’t be finalized until after Nov. 6, when those mail-in ballots are counted.

This means that tonight’s election results may change.

An estimated 11,799 mail-in ballots were requested by Elections BC within the Langley riding. There are a little more than 52,882 registered voters in the region.

Across B.C., a total of 478,900 mail-in ballots were returned to Election BC, as of Friday, Oct. 23.

There are roughly 3.5 million registered voters in the province.

Here is where you can find vote-by-mail numbers and registered voter numbers by riding:

https://elections.bc.ca/docs/2020-vote-by-mail-statistics.pdf

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– with files from The Canadian Press


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