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Polls close in Alberta’s 2015 provincial election

WATCH ABOVE: Albertans headed to the polls with many close races to be decided. Sarah Offin reports.

UPDATE: Rachel Notley and NDP win Alberta Election 2015

CALGARY — The polls have now closed on election day in Alberta, in what’s anticipated to be a tight, three-way race between the NDP, the Progressive Conservatives and Wildrose.

If recent polls are any indication, Alberta could see a new government for the first time in nearly 44 years. Several polls suggest the NDP could win, possibly even forming a majority government.

WATCH: Alberta party leaders cast their ballots on Tuesday morning.

The anticipation of a close election may partly explain the record number of people who voted in advance polls. According to Elections Alberta, 235,410 people cast a ballot over four days of advance polling. There are more than 2.5 million eligible voters in the province.

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READ MORE: Albertans flock to advance polls in record numbers

Global News has extensive multi-platform coverage. Our special Decision Alberta broadcast began at 8 p.m. You can watch the special live on Global Edmonton, Global Calgary, Global Lethbridge, on the Global Go app and right here on Globalnews.ca.

WATCH: Albertans headed to the polls to vote in what could be an historic election. It all comes down to Alberta voters, as Robert Murray from the Frontier Centre For Public Policy explains.

Globalnews.ca also has live, real-time election results on our interactive map; updates from all 87 ridings; the stories of the night, from voter turnout to seat turnover; and commentary.

We want hear from you on our live blog. Add your comments as results roll in. Chat with host Kent Morrison and our panelists, Dave Cournoyer, Dana DiTomaso and Steve Ladurantaye. Tell us: Was it busy at your polling station? What did Election Day look like in your neighbourhood? You can also tweet using the hashtag #abvoteGlobal. The best posts may be included in our liveblog, or even shown on air.

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For full Alberta Election coverage, head to our dedicated 2015 Alberta election webpage.

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