BC Election: It ain’t over till it’s over

THIS is an Elections BC progress report. It does not show the final number of absentee and mail-in ballots per district.
During preparations for final count, certification envelopes containing absentee or mail-in ballots are sent from where they are
cast or received to the voter’s district of residence.

Final count is the count of absentee ballots that were not considered at initial count, including mail-in ballots. At the end of final count, the district electoral officer can declare a candidate elected.

Final count normally starts 13 days after Election Day and lasts for three days. Due to the large volume of mail-in ballots in the 2020 Provincial General Election, this timeline may be extended, according to Elections BC.

The period between Election Day and final count is needed to allow enough time for absentee ballots to be sent from the electoral district where they are cast or received to the voter’s district of residence, and to screen them before they are accepted for counting. Ballots are screened to ensure that only eligible voters voted and that they only voted once.

This progress report shows the estimated number of certification envelopes containing absentee or mail-in ballots that each electoral district has received so far.
The estimates below are current as of November 3:

Electoral District Name / Number of certification envelopes received
Abbotsford-Mission 7,390

Abbotsford South 6,294
Abbotsford West 5,133

Boundary-Similkameen 5,115
Burnaby-Deer Lake 6,256
Burnaby-Edmonds 6,778
Burnaby-Lougheed 7,795
Burnaby North 9,246

Cariboo-Chilcotin 2,849
Cariboo North 1,998
Chilliwack 4,833
Chilliwack-Kent 7,320

Columbia River-Revelstoke 2,423
Coquitlam-Burke Mountain 8,179
Coquitlam-Maillardville 7,338

Courtenay-Comox 11,512
Cowichan Valley 10,397
Delta North 5,785
Delta South 8,411

Esquimalt-Metchosin 10,540
Fraser-Nicola 2,433
Kamloops-North Thompson 5,114
Kamloops-South Thompson 7,485
Kelowna-Lake Country 8,964
Kelowna-Mission 8,780
Kelowna West 7,563

Kootenay East 3,280
Kootenay West 3,860
Langford-Juan de Fuca 9,960
Langley 7,397
Langley East 10,187

Maple Ridge-Mission 8,293
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows 8,610

Mid Island-Pacific Rim 6,681
Nanaimo 10,465
Nanaimo-North Cowichan 8,963
Nechako Lakes 493
Nelson-Creston 3,415
New Westminster 11,419
North Coast 900
North Island 7,069
North Vancouver-Lonsdale 9,969
North Vancouver-Seymour 10,346

Oak Bay-Gordon Head 14,568
Parksville-Qualicum 13,314
Peace River North 1,634
Peace River South 271
Penticton 9,048
Port Coquitlam 8,948
Port Moody-Coquitlam 10,179

Powell River-Sunshine Coast 7,319
Prince George-Mackenzie 4,432
Prince George-Valemount 4,101
Richmond North Centre 6,066
Richmond-Queensborough 6,238
Richmond South Centre 5,045
Richmond-Steveston 8,099

Saanich North and the Islands 14,680
Saanich South 12,641
Shuswap 6,157
Skeena 1,331
Stikine 1,299
Surrey-Cloverdale 9,205
Surrey-Fleetwood 5,249
Surrey-Green Timbers 3,536
Surrey-Guildford 5,810
Surrey-Newton 4,011
Surrey-Panorama 7,202
Surrey South 11,223
Surrey-Whalley 4,417
Surrey-White Rock 9,769

Vancouver-Fairview 14,359
Vancouver-False Creek 12,109
Vancouver-Fraserview 9,181
Vancouver-Hastings 8,933
Vancouver-Kensington 8,651
Vancouver-Kingsway 7,507
Vancouver-Langara 9,202
Vancouver-Mount Pleasant 10,017
Vancouver-Point Grey 11,571
Vancouver-Quilchena 9,747
Vancouver-West End 9,114

Vernon-Monashee 8,580
Victoria-Beacon Hill 16,671
Victoria-Swan Lake 11,187

West Vancouver-Capilano 9,807
West Vancouver-Sea to Sky 6,958

Total 656,624