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Results Available Once Counting of Ballots is Completed

Gatineau, Friday, October 16, 2015

  • Preliminary results from the 42nd general election will be published on as soon as they become available.
  • The unofficial voter turnout results will also be displayed in real time throughout the night.
  • As per the changes recently introduced to the Canada Elections Act, preliminary results may now be broadcast as soon as they are reported by returning officers.
  • When a polling station closes, the deputy returning officer counts the votes and transmits the results to the returning officer, who immediately relays them electronically to Elections Canada headquarters.
  • In this election, Elections Canada will post the results on shortly after they are received, and share them electronically with a consortium of Canadian broadcasters and wire services for distribution to news outlets.
  • A map of the preliminary results by electoral district will be published online on October 20.
  • In most electoral districts, the validation of the preliminary results will occur on October 20 or 21.

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

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