John Horgan and the NDP were on course for a majority win in B.C.’s provincial election, though full results of the vote will not be known for weeks.
The New Democrats were leading in 54 ridings two hours after the polls closed on Saturday night, while the B.C. Liberals led in 30 and the B.C. Greens led in three. (See table and map below for updated result.)
Forty-four seats are required for a majority in the legislature. Though an estimated 500,000 or more mailed-in ballots have yet to be counted, the NDP’s lead was sufficiently wide in enough ridings that broadcasters in the province were predicted the party would exceed the 44-seat mark.
338Canada did a final projection for today’s election. Read his analysis here.
Polls close at 8 p.m. PT.
Important note about mail-in ballots: Due to the anticipated number of mail-in ballots, the election night vote count will not be complete. The Canadian Press will continue to publish updated riding results to the map and banners as available until counting is complete.