Voter turnout dipped in Red Deer-area ridings in Monday’s federal election.
In Red Deer-Lacombe, 61,342 registered voters cast ballots, or 65.12 per cent, compared to 72.8 per cent in the 2019 federal election.
In Red Deer-Mountainview, 63,325 registered voters cast ballots, or 70.75 per cent, compared to 76.8 in 2019.
Conservative incumbent Blaine Calkins won with 39,316 votes, or 64.1 per cent of the votes in Red Deer-Lacombe.
New Democrat candidate Tanya Heyden-Kaye had 8,694 votes, or 14.2 per cent. Megan Lim with People’s Party of Canada had 7,883 votes, or 12.9 per cent. Liberal David Ondieki had 3,684 votes, or 6.0 per cent. Maverick Harry Joujan had 978, or 1.6 per cent. Independent candidate Joan Barnes had 574 votes, or 0.9 per cent. Libertarian Matthew Watson had 213 votes, or 0.3 per cent.
Incumbent Earl Dreeshen won with 40,634 votes, or 64.2 per cent of the votes in Red Deer-Mountainview.
NDP candidate Marie Grabowski had 8,820 votes or 13.9 per cent. People’s Party of Canada candidate Kelly Lorencz had 7,570 votes, or 12 per cent. Liberal candidate Olumide Adewumi had 4,145 votes, or 6.5 per cent. Maverick Party’s Mark Wilcox had 1,639 votes, or 2.6 per cent. Independent candidate Clayten Willington had 307 votes, or 0.5 per cent.
Results include all polling stations both ridings, but according to Elections Canada the results are still preliminary.