Mail-in ballots are starting to be counted by Elections BC Friday, Nov. 6, yet results could take three days to be finalized. (Elections BC photo)

Mail-in ballots are starting to be counted by Elections BC Friday, Nov. 6, yet results could take three days to be finalized. (Elections BC photo)

BC VOTES: Fraser-Nicola mail-in ballot count begins

This story will be updated live as the results come in

As Elections BC begins to count mail-in ballots Friday, votes are coming in for Fraser-Nicola candidates.

The race in this riding is historically a close one, and as polls closed on election night Oct. 24 Jackie Tegart (BC Liberal Party) had a narrow 385-vote lead over Aaron Sumexheltza (BC NDP).

Related: Liberal incumbent Jackie Tegart holds narrow lead over Aaron Sumexheltza of NDP

Mail-in ballots are now being counted by Elections BC, which the agency received a record number of during the fall 2020 B.C. election amid the backdrop of an ongoing pandemic. Across the province, 497,000 mail-in ballots were received by the 8 p.m. Oct. 24 deadline.

In Fraser-Nicola, 2,509 voters had requested mail-in voter packages.

The candidates in Fraser-Nicola are as follows: Dennis Adamson (Independent), Mike Bhangu (Independent), Aaron Sumexheltza (BC NDP), Jackie Tegart (BC Liberal Party) and Jonah Timms (BC Green Party).

Results as of 2:30 p.m. Friday:

Adamson – 398 – 3.42%

Bhangu – 306 – 2.63 %

Sumexheltza – 4,539 – 38.98%

Tegart – 4,909 – 42.16%

Timms – 1,493 – 12.82%

Total votes counted: 11,645

This story will be updated as votes come in, throughout Friday afternoon. The results can also be viewed at Elections BC’s website.

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