Today is the final day of main street politicking, handshaking and baby kissing for candidates and the three main party leaders. Election Day (or “E-Day”, as it is commonly referred to by politicos) is tomorrow and all ballots must be cast by 8 p.m. when the polls close.
As we noted in our first NATIONAL election update, the provincial campaign is actually 87 unique races in ridings across the province. The campaign teams in each riding are now turning their attention from identifying their core supporters to encouraging these same people to get out and vote for their candidates. In close ridings, a dozen votes could be the difference between victory and defeat for a candidate; the more identified voters who cast their ballots, the more likely a candidate will be successful.