1. How do I get the latest election results?
  2. What do I need to know to understand the election results for an electoral district?
  3. What are the full and abbreviated party names?

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:

  • Update automatically every 5 minutes
  • No automatic update

On election night you can click on the link "Refresh now" at the top of every page regardless of the option you chose.

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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 (with percentage).

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
Full name Abbreviation
Animal Protection Party of Canada Animal Protection Party
Bloc Québécois Bloc Québécois
Canada's Fourth Front CFF - Canada's Fourth Front
Canadian Nationalist Party Nationalist
Christian Heritage Party of Canada Christian Heritage Party
Communist Party of Canada Communist
Conservative Party of Canada Conservative
Green Party of Canada Green Party
Liberal Party of Canada Liberal
Libertarian Party of Canada Libertarian
Marijuana Party Radical Marijuana
Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada ML
National Citizens Alliance of Canada National Citizens Alliance
New Democratic Party NDP-New Democratic Party
Parti pour l'Indépendance du Québec Pour l'Indépendance du Québec
Parti Rhinocéros Party Parti Rhinocéros Party
People’s Party of Canada People's Party
Progressive Canadian Party PC Party
Stop Climate Change Stop Climate Change
The United Party of Canada UPC
Veterans Coalition Party of Canada VCP

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