It’s voting day in the Kelowna West riding as residents elect a replacement for former premier Christy Clark who resigned last summer, shortly after a minority New Democratic Party government
forced her Liberals from power.
Five people are fighting for the seat, including Liberal Ben Stewart — who won the riding in 2013 but stepped down so Clark could run after she was defeated in her Vancouver-area riding.
Robert Stupka, an engineer and certified passive house designer, is running for the Green party, while Shelley Cook represents the New Democrats, Kyle Geronazzo is running for the Libertarians and Mark Thompson carries the Conservative banner.
Elections B-C says about 61-hundred — or 13 per cent — of the riding’s nearly 47-thousand voters have already cast ballots in advance polls — and just under 41 per cent of eligible voters took
part in the last by-election in 2013.