Polls set to close in P.E.I. election

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Polls set to close in P.E.I. election

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Polls are set to close in most of P.E.I.’s electoral districts — with results on the province’s political future expected to start rolling in after 7:30 p.m. AT.

Polls in 25 of the 27 districts will close at 7 p.m. Polls in District 6: Stratford–Keppoch will close at 7:30 p.m., because those polls were closed earlier this afternoon due to an unsubstantiated threat.

The election has been postponed in District 9: Charlottetown–Hillsborough following the death of Green candidate Josh Underhay and his son on Friday. However, voters in that district will still be able to cast a ballot in a referendum to decide if the province should move to a mixed member proportional representation voting system.

The election is being closely watched around the country. It marks the first three-way race in a province long held by two parties. The Green Party is hoping to make an unprecedented breakthrough — and with that comes the possibility the province could elect its first minority government.

This story originally appeared on CBC

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