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October 28, 2017 1:59 am

Decision Day

Monday, October 19, 2015 @ 4:00 AM

Prince George, B.C.-  It has been one of the longest election  campaigns  in Canadian history ( the other being in 1872)  and it comes to an end today.vote-150x150

Polls are open from 7 this morning to 7 tonight,   and  the Elections Act allows  media outlets to start  sharing  election results  earlier than has been the case in the past.

Under the  rules, the ban on the early transmission of election results has been lifted.  Media area allowed to transmit the results to their audiences anywhere in Canada as they become available.   That means  results   from the Eastern provinces will be available while voting continues in B.C.   250 News will  post early results from other  provinces as they become available, but our full  election coverage starts after the BC polls close at 7 p.m.

Because this is election day,  comments will not be allowed on any stories posted by 250News today as  we  are not allowed to publish new polls, ( or links to polls)   or  new “ads”  ( which could come in the form of a comment)  on election day.

Getting to the polls  has been  made easier as  the City of Prince George  is offering free transit  today,  and there is a shuttle service available  as well  as 250News reported yesterday, Nyela Glazier is offering to  help  people get to the polls, all you have to do is call 250-563-7712 and someone will pick you up, drive you to the poll, and take you home.

Elections Canada reminds you to bring your  voter’s card to the poll with  you,  in an effort to  speed up the process.   Don’t forget  your government issued ID.   One piece of Government issued  ID is all that is needed if it has  your  photo and current address, if not,  two pieces  will be required.





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