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Edmonton Election 2017: Social media reactions for the win

Edmonton election 2017: Social media users were busy Monday night
WATCH ABOVE: Social media was buzzing on election night in Edmonton on Monday. Emily Mertz takes a look.

Voter turnout might have been on the low side, but there were highs to be found on social media during and after the Edmonton civic election on Monday.

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Don Iveson won a second term as mayor, according to preliminary results, and took the stage with his wife for a happy acceptance speech.

Their embrace had Twitter aflutter as did some Edmonton voters’ experiences at the polls.

Here’s a look at the best #yegvote social media reactions:

According to Twitter Canada, there were 8,200 tweets over the course of 24 hours about the Edmonton election.

Iveson picked up 350 new Twitter followers in the last 48 hours.

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In addition to votes cast at stations in the wards, advance voting was available at post-secondary schools and about 70 senior accommodation facilities across the city.

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On Monday, Edmonton Elections went to hospitals to offer the vote there.

As of Monday at 10:30 p.m., Edmonton Elections estimated 185,283 ballots were cast.

That translates to 30 per cent voter turnout. The numbers are not complete yet.

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Meanwhile, there were reports of stations in Calgary running out of ballots and huge lines of voters.

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