Elections Canada

Elections Canada

March 17, 2008 09:57 ET

Election Night: Preliminary Results

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - Elections Canada will begin posting preliminary results for the by-elections in Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River (Saskatchewan), Toronto Centre (Ontario), Vancouver Quadra (British Columbia) and Willowdale (Ontario) at www.elections.ca shortly after the last polls close at 10:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Monday, March 17, 2008. The preliminary results are unfiltered and are continually updated on the Web site after 10:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

As soon as a poll closes, the deputy returning officer in charge counts the votes and calls the results to the returning officer for that electoral district. The returning officer immediately relays them electronically to Elections Canada.

The validation of results for the by-elections in Toronto Centre, Vancouver Quadra and Willowdale is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 18, 2008. The validation of results in Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River is scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 20, 2008. Validated results will be available within seven days following the by-elections when the returning officers have completed their validations.

Further information on the process for posting preliminary results, the validation of results and judicial recounts is available at www.elections.ca under General Information (Backgrounders).

Federal by-elections will be held in Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River, Toronto Centre, Vancouver Quadra and Willowdale on Monday, March 17, 2008.

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All electors must meet new voter identification requirements. For more information on the options available to electors, visit www.elections.ca.

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

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