Nanaimo-Ladysmith residents return to the polls for federal byelection

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
May 5, 2019 - 10:06pm

The Canadian Press

NANAIMO - Voters are once again deciding who should represent them, this time in the House of Commons.

Residents in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding go to the polls today in the federal byelection. It’s the second byelection of the year in and the fifth election in two years for Nanaimo.

Polls are open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Registered voters received a voting card in the mail saying where to cast a ballot. Non-registered voters can sign up at polling stations to ensure they can have their voice heard.

In-depth profiles about each candidate can be found here.

Be sure to check out all of NanaimoNewsNOW’s previous byelection coverage here.  

The byelection was sparked by NDP MP Sheila Malcomson quitting her position to take a successful run at provincial politics as Nanaimo’s MLA. The MLA position was vacant because BC NDP MLA Leonard Krog quit to become Nanaimo’s mayor.

Elections Canada previously told NanaimoNewsNOW a federal byelection costs roughly $1.1 million.

A win for any party won't change the balance of power in federal politics. 


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