Help – Electoral district

1. How do I get the latest election results?

The application is set to refresh election results every 90 seconds. If new results have been compiled by election officers, the data will be updated. You can change the frequency of refreshes as follows:

  • refresh data every five minutes
  • set to no automatic refresh

Note that you can always click on the link "Refresh now" at the top of every page, on election night, regardless of the option you choose.

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2. What do I need to know to understand the election results for an electoral district?

Party:

Name of the political party each candidate represents; the leading party appears in bold.

Candidate:

The official party candidate for the electoral district listed in alphabetical order.

Votes:

Number of votes received by each candidate.

Total number of valid votes:

The total number of votes counted at the time of the last update, excluding rejected ballots

Polls reporting:

The number of polling stations that had finished sending in their results at the time of the last update.

Voter turnout:

Voter turnout is calculated by dividing the number of valid votes by the number of electors registered to vote. Please note that the number of registered electors shown in this table does not include electors who registered on election day.

Population:

Population based on 2011 census data.

Number of electors on list:

Number of electors on the official lists.

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3. What are the full and abbreviated party names?

List of Registered Political Parties
Abbreviation Full name
ATN Alliance of the North
Animal Protection Party Animal Protection Party of Canada
Bloc Québécois Bloc Québécois
Christian Heritage Party Christian Heritage Party of Canada
Communist Communist Party of Canada
Conservative Conservative Party of Canada
Green Party Green Party of Canada
Liberal Liberal Party of Canada
Libertarian Libertarian Party of Canada
Marijuana Party Radical Marijuana
Marxist-Leninist Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada
National Advancement National Advancement Party of Canada
NDP-New Democratic Party New Democratic Party
Pirate Pirate Party of Canada
PC Party Progressive Canadian Party
Rhinoceros Rhinoceros Party

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