It looks like a BC NDP sweep in Burnaby

The four BC NDP incumbents have all been declared winners in their Burnaby ridings in the B.C. election by multiple election experts.

See the results below for each riding. TV stations Global, CBC and CTV have already declared BC NDP candidate Anne Kang the winner in Burnaby-Deer Lake, Raj Chouhan the winner in Burnaby-Edmonds, Katrina Chen the winner in Burnaby-Lougheed and Janet Routledge the winner in Burnaby North.

Global, CBC and CTV have all declared the BC NDP will secure a majority government.

Elections BC, however, has warned that the large number of mail-in ballots could impact some close ridings.

The process to count mail-in ballots won’t start until Nov. 6, which is required under the Elections Act to prevent voter fraud.

Watch results here or go to https://www.burnabynow.com/bc-votes-2020 for our live results map.

 

Here are the results so far for each Burnaby riding with nearly all of the polls reporting in:

Burnaby-Lougheed

Katrina Chen - BC NDP (incumbent) - 6657

Tariq Malik - BC Liberals - 3040

Andrew Williamson - BC Greens - 1513

Dominique Paynter – Libertarian – 213

 

Burnaby North

Janet Routledge - BC NDP (incumbent) - 7410

Raymond Dong - BC Liberals - 4119

Norine Shim - BC Greens – 1611

 

Burnaby-Edmonds

Raj Chouhan - BC NDP (incumbent) - 6573

Tripat Atwal - BC Liberal - 2931

Iqbal Parekh - BC Greens – 1217

 

Burnaby-Deer Lake

Anne Kang - BC NDP (incumbent) - 5558

Glynnis Hoi Sum Chan - BC Liberals - 3275

Mehreen Chaudry - BC Greens - 1244

 

“Never before have so many voters voted before election day in British Columbia electoral history,” chief electoral officer Anton Boegman said at a news conference Friday, as he explained how the election agency has prepared for counting at least half a million mail-in ballots by hand.

The final count usually lasts three days, but Boegman said it could take longer because of the unprecedented number of vote-by-mail and absentee ballots. He did not have an estimate for how much longer it could take.

“Our commitment is to do the count as quickly as we can,” Boegman said.

Elections B.C. will let the public know on Nov. 5 how many certified mail-in ballots were received, which could give a more accurate picture of how long counting will take.

In ridings where the candidates are tied or extremely close, a judicial recount can be requested for up to six days after the final count. Each district returns its writ of election to the chief electoral officer by Nov. 16, after which the results are considered final.

More than 1.1 million votes have been cast, with 681,055 people voting in advance polls.

Elections B.C. has received about 478,000 vote-by-mail packages, which is about 66 per cent of the 724,279 mail-in voting packages requested, Boegman said.

That doesn’t include packages currently in the postal system and those that will be dropped off in person at electoral offices or at voting stations.

Elections B.C. is also expecting about 20,000 absentee ballots.

  • With files from the Times Colonist
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