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Polls for 2021 federal election have closed in Alberta

Polls are now closed for all of Alberta, including Red Deer.

Polls for the 2021 federal election opened at 7:30 a.m. and closed at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The race for Prime Minister includes: Liberal incumbent Justin Trudeau, Conservative Erin O’Toole, NDP Jagmeet Singh, Green Annamie Paul, Bloc Quebecois Yves-François Blanchet and PPC Maxime Bernier.

Elections Canada says almost 6.8 million people voted early, most of them at advance polls over a week ago, and the rest through special ballots cast by mail or at Elections Canada offices.

As of Sunday, 1,262,617 special ballot kits had been issued by Elections Canada, and of those 923,832 had been returned.

That still left many of the 30 million eligible voters able to mark their ballots at their pre-determined polling station through Monday.

Most riding winners will be known by the end of the evening, but Elections Canada is also warning it could take up to four days to finish counting all the special ballots, meaning some close races may not have official winners for several days.

Keep an eye on www.reddeeradvocate.com for the latest information.



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