The final federal election result may be delayed until the weekend – or even longer – because thousands of mail-in ballots have still to be counted.
Elections Canada said Friday that 12 ridings have not started counting mail ballots.
In two tight races in B.C. – in Nanaimo-Ladysmith and Richmond Centre – postal votes could clinch the final result.
Officials were to start counting mail ballots this morning for Nanaimo-Ladysmith, a three-way battle between the NDP, Tories and Greens.
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Votes tallied on election night suggest the NDP had a narrow lead in the riding.
Elections officials check mail-in ballots before starting to count them and ensure people have not voted twice.