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By-election Results Will Be Available
After the Last Polls Close

OTTAWA, Friday, March 16, 2012

  • Preliminary results will be available at from 8:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Monday, March 19, 2012, for the federal by-election in Toronto–Danforth (Ontario). Unofficial voter turnout results will be displayed in real time throughout the night.

  • As soon as polls close, the deputy returning officers count the votes and transmit the results to the returning officer for the electoral district, who immediately relays them electronically to Elections Canada in Ottawa.

"As soon as the polls close, Elections Canada staff work together to get election results to Canadians as soon as possible," says Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand.

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