Residents head to the polling station at the Willow Point Sportsplex in Campbell River to vote in the 2021 federal election on Sept. 20, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Residents head to the polling station at the Willow Point Sportsplex in Campbell River to vote in the 2021 federal election on Sept. 20, 2021. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Vote counts for North Island—Powell River riding now complete

Federal election results delayed by mail-in ballots; final tallies show close race

All votes have now been counted in the riding of North Island–Powell River cast in the 2021 federal election, tallies of which show a close race in the riding.

The delay from election day, Sept. 20, was caused by election officials requiring several days to count thousands of cast mail-in ballots.

The final tally shows 22,833 votes for winner Rachel Blaney, the NDP incumbent. This total represents 39.5 per cent of the 60,263 votes cast in the riding.

Conservative candidate Shelley Downey was a close second, recieving 21,670 votes, or 36 per cent.

Liberal candidate Jennifer Grenz came third, recieving 7,922 votes, or 13.1 per cent of the vote.

In fourth place was Jessica Wegg, Green Party candidate, who recieved 3,656 votes or 6.1 per cent of the vote.

People’s Party candidate Paul Macknight recieved 2,795 votes or 4.6 per cent of the vote.

Other candidate totals include 310 votes (0.5 per cent) for Maverick Party candidate Stacey Gastis and 77 (0.1 per cent) votes for Marxist-Leninist Carla Neal.

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