Provincial Legislature

Election 2020: update to the Preliminary Voting Results for Vancouver Island

The most recent change to Elections BC’s Preliminary Voting Results, at the time of this writing, was made at 2:53 PM on October 28, 2020. 

Photo of BC Legislature taken by Roy L Hales

Same winners, different numbers

Though the numbers changed, the list of winners has not.

The NDP appear to have been elected in eleven Vancouver Island ridings, and Green party MLAs were re-elected in the other two. 

NDP challenger Adam Walker is still a thousand votes ahead of the Liberal incumbent in Parksville-Qualicum, the closest race on Vancouver Island. The last Liberal riding appears to have gone NDP.

In our North Island riding: Michele Babchuk’s lead has widened, so that she is now close to 4,000 votes ahead of her closest challenger. That is now Liberal candidate Norm Facey, who replaced Alexandra Morton as the  runner up.

This increases the number of ridings where the Liberals came in second to four; the Greens are runners up in the remaining seven ridings.

More updates coming

According to Elections BC, “During preparation for final count, district electoral officers will confirm voting results and certification envelope counts from absentee and vote-by-mail voting that was reported during initial count. Adjustments may be made to accurately reflect election night results, and the screening of certification envelopes. Results will not be finalized until final count is completed.”

Preliminary Voting Results

Here is a list of preliminary voting results for each riding, as of yesterday afternoon. 

Preliminary Results as of Oct 28, using Elections BC data – Roy L Hales
Preliminary Results as of Oct 28, using Elections BC data – Roy L Hales
Preliminary Voting Results for Esquimalt-Metchosin
Preliminary Results as of Oct 28, using Elections BC data – Roy L Hales
Preliminary Voting Results for Mid Island - Pacific Rim
Preliminary Results as of Oct 28, using Elections BC data – Roy L Hales
Preliminary Voting Results for Nanaimo
Preliminary Results as of Oct 28, using Elections BC data – Roy L Hales
Preliminary Voting Results for Nanaimo-North Cowichan
Preliminary Results as of Oct 28, using Elections BC data – Roy L Hales
Preliminary Voting Results for North Island
Preliminary Results as of Oct 28, using Elections BC data – Roy L Hales
Preliminary Results as of Oct 28, using Elections BC data – Roy L Hales
Preliminary Results as of Oct 28, using Elections BC data – Roy L Hales
Preliminary Voting Results for Saanich North and the Islands
Preliminary Results as of Oct 28, using Elections BC data – Roy L Hales
Preliminary voting results for Saanich South
Preliminary Results as of Oct 28, using Elections BC data – Roy L Hales
Preliminary voting results for Victoria - Swan Hill
Preliminary Results as of Oct 28, using Elections BC data – Roy L Hales
Preliminary voting results for Victoria -Beacon Hill
Preliminary Results as of Oct 28, using Elections BC data – Roy L Hales
Note: many riding boundaries, and names, changed over the fifteen years depicted above. I have attempted to preserve the essential results from each area – Roy L Hales

Top photo credit: The provincial Legislature in Victoria – by Joe Mabel via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)

The candidates in North Island riding – submitted photos

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

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