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Most postal votes to be counted by the end of today: Elections Canada

A record number of people voted by mail in the election. 
Jenica Atwin, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, speaks to the media during a funding announcement in Fredericton, N.B., on July 23, 2021. She was declared re-elected as a Liberal after Elections Canada finished counting special ballots. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Stephen MacGillivray

OTTAWA — A clutch of close-run ridings, including a nail-biting photo finish in Vancouver Granville, are still waiting for mail ballots to be counted to determine the final result. 

But Elections Canada said it expects the vast majority of the more than 850,000 postal votes that were not counted by Monday night to be tallied by the end of today.

Three new ridings that were still too close to call on election night — Fredericton, Northwest Territories, and Yukon — have now been declared for the Liberals after the count wrapped up.

But in a number of knife-edge races, candidates are holding their breath to see if mail ballots confirm the results of in-person votes.

In Edmonton Griesbach — where The Canadian Press is projecting Blake Desjarlais delivered a notable victory for the NDP over the Conservatives — mail ballots are still being counted. 

A record number of people voted by mail in the election. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 22, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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