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Canada Federal election ballots are still counted by hand. It could be a long night.

04:25  22 october  2019
04:25  22 october  2019 Source:   macleans.ca

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What do election volunteers do during polling? The ballot box slot is covered with a piece of paper At the end, the number of ballots is compared with the number of people who voted in that From there, they are passed on to the next level, and end up on the desk of the federal electoral committee.

a group of people standing in front of a sign: People arrive at a polling station in Shawinigan, Que. to cast their ballots for the 2019 federal election (Graham Hughes/CP)© Used with permission of / © St. Joseph Communications. People arrive at a polling station in Shawinigan, Que. to cast their ballots for the 2019 federal election (Graham Hughes/CP)

Here’s how technologically advanced elections have become for politicians and the media: NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is making viral videos on the social media app Tik Tok; and the CBC is already showing off its hologram of Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.

But on this Election Day, here’s how old-fashioned the technology is for election staffers: they’ll be counting every vote by hand.

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"The philosophy here is , while it may take a little bit longer to finish counting ballots in California, the policies are in place to ensure that all votes can be properly processed and added to the tally -- and I guess better said, that all voices can be About 7.4 million ballots were counted on election night .

This is the first federal election since the Supreme Court ruled in January that expats have the right to vote no Given how close the race is , it could be a long night . Voting results will begin to trickle in from Atlantic Canada Or purchase a subscription for unlimited access to real news you can count on.

As part of the many safeguards for the election process, once voting at a polling station is complete and the counting is about to begin, the doors to the venue are shut. No one is allowed in or out.

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  Federal election ballots are still counted by hand. It could be a long night. © THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette Candidates are allowed to stick around and watch the vote tabulation, as are their representatives or designates, but it’s a slow process. With everyone watching, election staffers unfold each ballot and say aloud the name marked on it. One by one, the votes get tallied up, until the final vote count is recorded in a computer program that gets sent to Elections Canada headquarters.

With 338 electoral districts across Canada—and plenty of polling stations within each one—that might explain why Elections Canada says it takes at least 30 minutes after the polls close until the first vote counts even start to arrive.

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This can be a county board of elections , the county clerk’s office, or a state Provisional ballots are usually tallied last, sometimes after the election night count , because they require greater scrutiny. Those may have to be hand - counted — or recopied onto fresh ballots by election workers and then

Ballots cast on election day are counted once the polls in that riding close. They get counted at Elections Canada headquarters and that count can begin up to eight days before election day. A really full box will take longer to count . And if there was a high number of votes cast in the advance

Several municipal and provincial elections across Canada have already started to shift to electronic voting machines. During a 2016 Ontario by-election in Whitby-Oshawa, which tested electronic ballots at some polling stations, Elections Ontario reported it took staffers 90 minutes to count all the votes by hand . But with the vote tabulation machines, the results were online for the public to see in less than 30 minutes. From there, the 2018 provincial election used vote tabulators at about half of the polling stations.

That’s not to say such machines always work perfectly. Five years ago in New Brunswick, the director of communications for the provincial Progressive Conservatives told Global News he was watching on TV as the total vote tally started to count down. The cause of the glitch was a software malfunction, as Elections New Brunswick said, the voter tabulation machines themselves worked fine and there was no error in the vote count.

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The 2015 federal election saw six judicial recounts. According to the Canada Elections Act, it can be challenged in several ways Requested recounts: A recount can still happen when the results aren 't close enough to warrant an automatic recount.

Election offices across Florida will have to hand count at a bare minimum almost 54,000 Rick Scott is still thin enough to trigger a second review. State law requires a hand recount of races with Those ballots are re-examined to see whether the voter skipped the race or marked the ballot in a way that

Elections Canada, meanwhile, has yet to make any switch in its tabulation system, which means one thing for sure: don’t expect to know the results of this election until long after polls close.

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His victory speech barely over, Trudeau hits the métro for selfies, handshakes .
Continuing a practice begun four years ago when his Liberal Party formed a majority government, Prime minister Justin Trudeau returned to the Jarry métro Tuesday morning to thank constituents for their support. Though he had been giving a victory speech in downtown Montreal just a few hours before — after a vote that was finally counted well after midnight — the smiling Trudeau seemed energetic as he stood by the subway station escalator to shake hands and take selfies with early morning commuters. Métro riders were delighted to see him. “I am so happy you won,” one man said.

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