June 12, 2014 12:18 pm

How to follow the #OntarioElection on Twitter

Poll station workers place a vote sign in preparation for voters on election day in Carleton Place, Ont. on Thursday June 12, 2014.


TORONTO – The polls are open in Ontario – and where better to watch the drama unfold than Twitter?

READ MORE: How Global News is covering the Ontario election

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In the last week of campaigning, social media has been dominated with talk about the Ontario election. As of Thursday morning, #OntarioElections and “Election Day” were trending country-wide on Twitter as voters took to their timelines to encourage others to vote and share their final projections on the outcome.

Hashtags to watch

If you want to keep up with the election conversation online, there are four main hashtags you should be following: #voteON, #onpoli, #vote2014 and #OntarioElections.


Accounts to watch

If you have yet to vote and need any information about what you need to bring or for polling station information, you can follow Elections Ontario at @ElectionsON.

As results start to pour in after 9 p.m. ET, Twitter users might want to keep an eye on the leader’s accounts for reaction – Kathleen Wynne (@Kathleen_Wynne), Tim Hudak (@timhudak) and Andrea Horwath (@AndreaHorwath).

Global News has complete coverage of the election, as well as a number of reporters on the ground who will be tweeting throughout the day:

Alan Carter (@ACarterglobal)

Leslie Roberts (@lrobertsglobal)

Sean Mallen (@SMallenGlobal)

Jackson Proskow (@JProskowGlobal)

You can also follow Global News’ tweets at @globalnews and @globalnewsto. Or, you can watch all the action unfold with real time updates on our live blog. 

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