The leaders of the province’s three political parties are throwing their support behind their candidates one last time as the race for the Mount Pearl byelection winds down.
It’s voting day in Mount Pearl to chose a candidate to fill the seat vacated by former Mount Pearl North MHA Steve Kent.
Premier Dwight Ball says Liberal candidate Jim Burton is energetic and ready to join the team.
PC leader Paul Davis says their candidate, Jim Lester, is a well-known and respected worker in Mount Pearl.
Interim NDP leader Lorraine Michael says the youngest candidate, the NDP’s Nicole Kieley, has been engrained in the community her entire life.
Independent candidate Hudson Stratton is also running for the position.
Polls close at 8:00 p.m. this evening.
A slow start at the polls this morning in Mount Pearl North.
— Gerri Lynn Mackey (@GerriLynnMackey) November 21, 2017
A visit to a polling station at the Soccer Hut in Mount Pearl this morning showed very few people, but over 1,000 people cast their ballots in the two advance polls.
There are 9,975 eligible voters in the district.
Polls close at 8:00 p.m..
Four people are vying for the seat in the House of Assembly, Liberal Jim Burton, Tory Jim Lester, Nicole Kieley of the NDP and Independent candidate Hudson Stratton.