Candidates in the Parksville-Qualicum riding include Rob Lyon, B.C. Green Party, top left; Don Purdey, Conservatives; John St. John, independent; Michelle Stilwell, B.C. Liberals; and Adam Walker, B.C. NDP. (Photos submitted/Elections B.C. image)

Candidates in the Parksville-Qualicum riding include Rob Lyon, B.C. Green Party, top left; Don Purdey, Conservatives; John St. John, independent; Michelle Stilwell, B.C. Liberals; and Adam Walker, B.C. NDP. (Photos submitted/Elections B.C. image)

More than 12,000 mail-in ballots received from Parksville Qualicum voters

Elections BC to report final tallies after Nov. 6

The Parksville Qualicum riding will be decided by mail-in ballots.

The preliminary results following the provincial election in B.C. on Oct. 24 has NDP candidate Adam Walker ahead of incumbent Michelle Stilwell of the Liberal Party. Final results will be known sometime after Nov. 6.

Out of the more than 14,000 mail-in voting kits sent out by Elections BC to voters in the Parksville Qualicum riding, 12,496 ballots have been received as of Oct. 30.

Elections BC warns that the figures are just progress reports and not the final number of absentee and mail-in ballots in the riding.

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Walker leads the way with 7,308 votes (39.78 per cent), with Stilwell second with 6,366 votes (34.65 per cent). Rob Lyon of the BC Green Party is in third place with 3,319 votes (18.07 per cent), followed by Don Purdy (Conservatives) with 999 (5.44 per cent) and Independent canditate John St John with 378 (2.06 per cent).

In the Mid Island-Pacific riding, Elections BC has received 5,238 mail-in ballots while across Canada 566,856 mail-in ballots have been received as of Oct. 30.

Michael.Briones@pqbnews.com

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