Today is the day that thousands of local residents head to the polls to elect a new federal government and it’s pretty much ending the way it started – a very close race between the Liberals and the Conservatives.
Heading into marking your ballot today, the local race is as tight as the national scene with the Liberals appearing to take the most seats with a projection of 141 seats followed by the Conservatives with 124 seats projected. The NDP has seen a surge of popularity as party leader Jagmeet Singh appeals more to the younger voter. They are projected to win 34 seats in the latest poll conducted yesterday.
Locally, Terry Sheehan , incumbent MP is leading with 36 percent of the vote followed by Sonny Spina of the Conservatives attracting 29 percent, that is down slightly from 31 percent last week. Meanwhile Local NDP candidate Sara McCleary has enjoyed a 7 percent spike landing at 28 percent according to the last poll conducted Sunday by 338canada.com
Of course the only poll that matters comes tonight as the ballots start to be counted when polls close at 9:30pm
You can find all your local results live as they happen tonight here ONNtv with Lou-Anne Young and Tim Murphy along with Algoma University Political Science professor Dr. Trevor Tchir . ONNtv coverage will have panel discussions and analysis starting at 8pm and we will give you the most up to date coverage live as the numbers start to pile in. Andy Martens will close out the last hour as the numbers are tallied. ONNtv’s Alex Parr and Megan Pounder will present live coverage from the victory parties.